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Odd-side parking Sunday night: Milwaukee DPW declares snow emergency

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MILWAUKEE -- Officials with the City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works declared a snow emergency Sunday, Feb. 9, requiring alternate side parking beginning at 10 p.m.

There is no parking allowed on arterials from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., and alternate side parking will be required on side streets from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Posted street signs take precedence. To confirm the arterials which do not allow any parking and for additional parking restriction
information, CLICK HERE or call 414-286-CITY (-2489).

A snow emergency is declared whenever snowfall during any period of 24 hours or less which is determined and declared by the DPW commissioner to constitute a serious public hazard impairing transportation, the movement of food and fuel supplies, medical care, fire, health, and police protection, and other vital facilities of the city.

It's declared so that DPW officials can get streets cleared for drivers.

Vehicles which are not parked in compliance with winter parking regulations during the winter season will be cited:

  • First violation - $50
  • Second violation - $100
  • Third violations - $150 & tow eligible

Posted street signs take precedence.

CLICK HERE for more on winter parking in Milwaukee.

Milwaukee Public Schools officials make some MPS playgrounds available for overnight parking during declared snow emergencies and clean-up periods. CLICK HERE for a list of locations. All vehicles must be moved by 7 a.m.

DPW officials said Sunday morning anti-icing via brine solution of all city streets was completed on Friday. This treatment was conducted in advance of the possible snow Friday overnight into Saturday. DPW officials said the residual salt brine on the roads would also offer some assistance Sunday at the beginning of the storm, as the light snow spread into the area. In addition, DPW crews pre-treated residential streets early Sunday morning before salt trucks moved onto the arterials. DPW officials said they would be monitoring weather and road conditions to determine if a general plowing would be needed.

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