City of Milwaukee: 4-inch rule lifted, overnight snow removal operation complete

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Plowing snow in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE — The City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works (DPW) announced on Monday, December 19th that it has concluded its overnight snow removal operation for 48-Hour Parking Exception streets. The operation had been called to help ensure that DPW crews could access as much of the street pavement as possible to remove snow that fell on December 16-18.

In addition, the 4-inch rule has also been lifted.

City residents are reminded that the posted street sign takes precedence in all areas of the city. 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  Residents can also call 414-286-CITY (2489).

Residents are also encouraged to sign up to receive a Snow Mobile Winter Text Alert message and/or an E-Notify 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 or call 414-286-CITY for assistance.