4-inch rule in effect: Milwaukee DPW to conduct snow removal operation for 2 nights

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MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Department of Public Works (DPW) has announced that the “Four-Inch Rule” is now in effect in the City of Milwaukee as of Sunday, December 11th.

Certain residential streets are posted “No Parking When Snow Falls 4 Inches or More.”

Parking is allowed on both sides of the street, except when snow has accumulated on the street surface to the depth of four inches or more. Then, no parking is allowed on the side of the street where the sign is posted until the snow has been removed — day or night or at any time of the year.

To determine whether this regulation applies to a specific street go to Street Parking Regulations.

The Milwaukee DPW has called for an overnight snow removal operation for 48-Hour Parking Exception streets that will last for two nights – Sunday, December 11th and Monday, December 12th.

All residents that park on a 48-hour exception street must move their vehicles to the odd-numbered side of the street by 11:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 11th.

Residents must then move their vehicles again on Monday, December 12th by 11:00 p.m. to the even-numbered side of the street.

City residents are reminded that the posted street sign takes precedence in all areas of the city.

Please read the street signs on the block/in the neighborhood for winter parking instructions BEFORE YOU PARK.

As not all winter parking rules are posted, residents should also check for parking restrictions at milwaukee.gov/services/winterregs.

Residents can also call 414-286-CITY (2489).

Failure to move a vehicle overnight during a declared DPW operation will result in a $20 citation and the possibility of being towed. Towed vehicles are subject to a $105 reclamation fee plus a $20 per day storage fee. You also need a valid overnight parking permit to park on the street.

Residents are encouraged to sign up to receive a Snow Mobile Winter Text Alert message and/or an ENotify email message which serve to alert them that a DPW operation has been called, and that vehicles must be moved accordingly.

To sign up for either or both alerts, go to milwaukee.gov/mpw or call 414-286-CITY (2489) for assistance.

2 comments

  • hell in a handbasket

    This article is either poorly written or the City’s parking policy is messed up. I understand the 4″ parking rule but the:

    “Meanwhile, the Milwaukee (DPW) has called for an overnight snow removal operation for 48-Hour Parking Exception streets that will last for two nights – Sunday, December 11th and Monday, December 12th.” So this is different that the usual odd/even parking rules?

    “City residents are reminded that the posted street sign takes precedence in all areas of the city. Please read the street signs on the block/in the neighborhood for winter parking instructions BEFORE YOU PARK. As not all winter parking rules are posted, residents should also check for parking restrictions at milwaukee.gov/services/winterregs. Residents can also call 414-286-CITY (2489). So signs take precedence but not all rules are posted on signs?

    I don’t live in Milwaukee (thank goodness) but have family that do and I’m sure they’ll be ticketed or towed in liberal utopia.

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