Snow removal operation canceled for overnight in Milwaukee: 3,231 tickets issued on night #2

MILWAUKEE — The City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works operation for snow removal has been canceled for overnight Tuesday, Jan. 16/Wednesday Jan. 17. If a resident’s block is designated for two-sided overnight parking, drivers may resume parking on both sides of the street. City residents are reminded that winter parking rules are still in effect and that posted street signs takes precedence in all areas of the city.

Meanwhile, thousands of tickets were handed out during the first two nights of this snow removal operation — 5,066 in all!

Officials said in a news release that all residents who park overnight on a Milwaukee street must move their vehicles to the even numbered side of the street by 11 p.m. on Tuesday night, Jan. 16 through 6 a.m. on Wednesday morning, Jan. 17.

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

Once city streets have been cleared, DPW will notify residents again that the operation has concluded and regular overnight parking will once again be in effect, until the next operation is called.

Failure to move a vehicle overnight during a declared DPW operation will result in a $40 citation. Vehicles are subject to a possible tow if they have three  or more outstanding citations 60 days or more past due. Remember – you also need a valid overnight parking permit to park on a city 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 or call 414-286-CITY for assistance.