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UPDATE: Janesville snow emergency lifted

UPDATE (WKOW) — The snow emergency declared in Janesville was removed early Monday morning.

The snow system tracked farther south and barely hit the city.

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JANESVILLE (WKOW) — The City of Janesville has declared a snow emergency for Sunday, November 25th beginning at 7:00 P.M. A snow emergency means that all parked vehicles must be removed from city streets and public parking lots until snow plowing operations are complete.

City officials say to make sure  that you don’t  receive a parking ticket,  move your vehicle prior to 7:00 P.M. and keep  it off city streets until they have been completely plowed.

Snow and ice accumulations have been forecasted  through Monday, November 26th that will require City staff to complete a full plow.

Main and arterial streets will be maintained throughout the duration of the snowfall event. Snow accumulations are expected to taper off early on Monday morning, after which the full plow will begin and all City streets will be cleared.

The full plow is not expected to be completed until early afternoon on Monday, although every effort will be made to complete residential streets as soon as possible.

Please plan on keeping parked vehicles off the street until plows have completely removed snow from curb to curb.

Snow Emergency Parking

The best place to park during a snow emergency is in your garage or driveway. If you are unable to park in a driveway or garage, please park in one of the designated snow emergency parking stalls.

– East Wall Street Lot at E Wall Street & N Parker Drive

– City Hall Lot at W Wall Street & N Jackson Street

– S High Street Lot at W Court Street & S High Street

– Senior Center Lot at St. Lawrence Avenue & Water Street

– Hedberg Public Library Lot on Water Street

– River/Union Street Lot at S River Street & Union Street

– N Parker Drive Parking Ramp at N Parker Drive and E Wall St reet

When you arrive at the lot, look for the signs designating the snow emergency parking stalls. Fines for parking on the streets during a snow emergency are $50. The Police Department may begin issuing tickets to violators before plowing operations begin.

Janesville residents can get additional snow emergency information from the City’s Snow & Ice Removal webpage or by calling the Snow Hotline at (608) 755-SNOW. To report problems or concerns, please call the City Services Center at 755-3110.

Julie Carpenter Lotz

Assignment Editor, WKOW-TV

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