City of Milwaukee snow emergency to last until 5:00 a.m Thursday

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by Chris Patterson

MILWAUKEE -- The City of Milwaukee has declared a snow emergency to last from 5:00 p.m. February 27th until 5:00 a.m. February 28th. During this snow emergency, the city's four inch rule goes into effect.

During a snow emergency:

  • Night parking regulations go into effect from 11 PM to 6 AM (instead of 2AM to 6AM)
  • No parking is allowed on arterials, bus lines, or thru-highways from 11PM to 6AM
  • No parking on the side of residential streets signed “No Parking During Snow Emergency” or “No Parking from December 1st to March 1st” or “No Parking Anytime”.
  • Posted signs for other parking restrictions must be obeyed, specifically the “4 inch rule” sign
  • Comply with the alternate side street parking on other residential streets.
  • Vehicles parked on streets designated as “Snow Route Tow Away Zones” will be ticketed and towed when a snow emergency is declared.

If your car is towed, the City’s Tow Lot will extend its customer service and telephone inquiry hours to 7 AM to 7 PM on Thursday, February 28. Normal hours – 8 AM to 6 PM – will resume on Friday, March 1.

Milwaukee Public Schools has designated playgrounds available for off street parking during snow emergencies from 7PM to 7AM. To see a list of designated MPS playgrounds and citywide parking regulations, residents can go to www.milwaukee.gov/mpw - click on the “More on all City Parking Regulations” link and scroll down to MPS Parking for Snow Emergencies. Residents can also call the City Call Center at 286-CITY (2489).

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