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Snow emergencies declared across southern Wisconsin

(WKOW) -- Communities and counties in southern Wisconsin are declaring snow emergencies ahead of Tuesday night's winter storm.



The Village of Arlington has declared a snow emergency for Tuesday, Dec. 29 through Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020.

Vehicles should not be parked or left unattended on any street or alley when a snow emergency has been declared by the Village Clerk.

This prohibition shall remain in effect until such time as the snow is either removed or plowed back to the curb line.


The Village of Barneveld has decarded a snow emergency.

All vehicles need to be off the village streets between 8pm tonight Dec. 29 and 8p.m. tomorrow night Dec. 30 to allow for plowing and clearing operations.

The street department will do their best to get the streets cleaned but could use everyone's cooperation


The City of Beloit has declared a snow emergency for the following time
period: 4pm Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020 to 5pm Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020

Vehicles are prohibited from parking or standing on city streets during a snow emergency, according to Beloit city ordinance.

Residents are reminded to move their vehicles from the streets to a driveway or an approved off-site parking lot.

Blue Mounds

The Village of Blue Mounds has declared a snow emergency that will go into effect at 12:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 30, until Thursday, December 31st at 11PM. When a snow emergency has been declared, no street parking is allowed. Residents who have no off-street parking available are encouraged to find alternate parking. The Village of Blue Mounds will issue citations and or tow vehicles if deemed necessary.


A declaration of snow removal emergency is in effect for the Village of Clinton from 5:00 P.M. Tuesday December 29, 2020 Through 12:00 P.M. Wednesday December 30, 2020. No parking is allowed on village streets during this snow removal emergency. Parking (24 hour) is available in the municipal parking lot in the 200 block of Mill Street. Vehicles must be moved after 24 hours in the municipal parking Lot.

Fort Atkinson

The City of Fort Atkinson is declaring a snow emergency.

The declaration shall take effect at 10 pm on December 29 2020, and remain in effect until 2 pm on December 30 2020.


The City of Janesville has declared a winter weather emergency starting 7:00 PM on Tuesday, Dec. 29.

All parked vehicles must be removed from city streets prior to 7:00 PM until snow and ice control operations are complete.

The best place to park during a winter weather emergency is in your garage or driveway. If you are unable to park in a driveway or garage, park in a downtown municipal parking lot.

Parking is allowed in any municipal parking lot during a winter weather emergency. But remove vehicles from the parking lots after the emergency has ended to allow for city crews to clear the lots of snow and ice.


The Village of McFarland has declared a snow emergency that will take effect starting at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29 through 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30.

No street parking is allowed.

For anyone who relies on street parking, please take advantage of the Municipal Center parking lot and the Public Parking lot at the corner of Farwell Street and Exchange Street. 

Vehicles left in the street could be ticket and towed at the owners expense.


The Village of Marshall Director of Public Works has declared a snow emergency that will go into effect at 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 29, 2020. The Snow Emergency will run until 9:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 30.


Mayor Mary O’Connor has declared a Snow Emergency for the City of Monona effective 8:00 pm, Tuesday, December 29, 2020 until 3:00 pm on Wednesday, December 30, 2020. During the snow emergency, do not park any vehicle on any street in Monona.


The Village of Pardeeville's snow emergency will be in effect at 4 p.m. Tuesday.  The snow emergency will remain in effect for a period of 24 hours after the snow has ceased to fall, per Village Ordinance #32-155. 


The Street Superintendent of Portage has declared a snow emergency effective 2:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 30. Starting at 4 a.m., parking is prohibited on all other streets, except the Central Business District.

In the Central Business District, parking is prohibited from 2 a.m., Wednesday, to 6 a.m., Thursday. Vehicles not complying with these parking regulations are subject to a fine and will be towed at the owner's expense.

The snow emergency will remain in effect for 48 hours or until it is canceled by the Street Superintendent. Questions? Call the 24 hour snow emergency "hotline" at (608) 742-2176 ext. 335.


A snow emergency goes into effect at Midnight (Wednesday) to 8 A.M. and remains in effect until three (3) consecutive Midnight to 8 AM periods have elapsed, or the emergency is cancelled or extended. Parking will be even / odd. 

Sun Prairie

Beginning at 3:00 p.m., on Tuesday, December 29, and continuing until 6:00 p.m., on Wednesday, December 30, a Snow Emergency will be declared in Sun Prairie. No parking is permitted until the Snow Emergency has been canceled. Vehicles parked on the street in violation of this ordinance can be ticketed ($50 fine) and may be towed.



Adams County has a winter weather advisory until 9 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30.


Richland County is issuing an alert for the winter storm.

The storm will impact Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning bringing snowfall, heavy at times, to the area this afternoon into Wednesday morning.

Conditions will deteriorate quickly from west to east this afternoon, impacting the afternoon and evening commutes. Snowfall rates of one inch per hour are expected south of Interstate 90 from late afternoon into the evening, with travel becoming hazardous. Look for the snow to taper off from west to east early Wednesday morning.


Starting at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020 until 12:00 pm on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 Rock County will issue a winter storm warning.

Rock County Sheriff's Office warns travelers to expect reduced visibility and dangerous road conditions Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning.

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