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Madison declares a snow emergency

January 20, 2012

The city of Madison declared a snow emergency on the afternoon of Friday, Jan. 20.

That means that alternate-side parking restrictions will be in effect throughout Madison including the downtown/isthmus snow emergency zone.

Madison residents are asked to remove all vehicles from the street if possible. Residents who must park on the street this evening should park on the ODD house-numbered side of the street.

Vehicles parked on the street Saturday evening Jan. 21 should be parked on the EVEN house-numbered side of the street. Violations of the alternate side parking rules are punishable by a fine of $60 throughout  Madison. Violators could also be towed.     

The snow emergency will remain in effect until at least 7 a.m. on Sunday Jan. 22.

Parking is available in the cashiered sections of city-owned ramps in the downtown area. During a declared snow emergency you can park for no charge at the city ramps from 9 p.m. until 7 a.m. If you enter before 9 p.m. or leave after 7 a.m. you are liable for any parking charges before 9 p.m. and from 7 a.m. until the time you leave.

When parking in the ramps overnight, do not park on the top level so this area can be plowed. Be aware that vehicles stored in city ramps longer than 48 hours are subject to being ticketed and towed. Meters in lots and ramps are enforced 24 hours per day, seven days a week.

Parking is also available at the Brittingham Park Shelter parking lot off of West Washington Avenue.

Madison residents can get complete snow emergency information here or by calling 261-9111.

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