Snow emergency extended in Milwaukee -- here's what you should know
Updated: 10:20 a.m. on Thursday, December 31
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The City of Milwaukee is continuing its Snow Emergency for December 31.
No parking will be allowed on main streets from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Alternate side parking will be required on side streets meaning people must move their cars to the odd numbered side of the street by 10 p.m. The Snow Emergency expires at 6 a.m. on January 1.
This alternate side parking will allow our overnight crews to properly access to the parking lanes where cars were last night. And it will prevent those snow islands from freezing in place.❄️— Milwaukee DPW (@milwaukeedpw) December 31, 2020
Posted: 12:11 p.m. on Wednesday, December 30
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) --- Milwaukee's Department of Public Works declared a Snow Emergency Wednesday, Dec. 30.
According to DPW, here is what you should know:
All residents who park overnight on a Milwaukee side street must move their vehicles to the even numbered side of the street from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
There is no parking allowed on arterials from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Alternate side parking will be required on side streets from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. DPW said they wanted to make clear, the day to consider is the one before it turns midnight.
“Before midnight, if it is an even numbered day on the calendar, the vehicle should have to be on the even side of the street corresponded to those addresses,” Milwaukee DPW spokesperson Brian DeNeve said.
Posted street signs take precedence.
“Probably the key thing that people get a little confused about," Milwaukee Alderman Nik Kovac said. "You know, some streets say park on this side all winter. Well than park on that side no matter what.”
Before you park, be sure to read the street signs for winter parking instructions.
Kovac added, this is not meant to be a revenue generator for the city.
“But if we don’t do it, it’s worse," Kovac said. "Because if we don’t do it, then there’s really nowhere to park because the plows never clear the parking lanes, and the only parking spot anyone can get is if you bring your own shovel and spend ten minutes shoveling out your own spot."
For more information on parking regulations, click here or call 414-286-2489.
Garbage and recycling will be collected on Thursday, Dec. 31. Garbage and recycling carts should be set out on collection day and left in place until serviced, DPW says. Collection days shift forward after each holiday. Review you collection schedule here.
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