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City tows nearly 150 cars Sunday night into Monday morning

The Milwaukee Department of Public Works declared a snow emergency Sunday night.  That prompts some changes to parking rules in Milwaukee. And many people were burned by it. Cars were towed in abundance Monday morning.  DPW reports 146 cars were towed from 11:00 pm Sunday night through 6:00 am Monday morning.  The city also issued 386 tickets for snow emergency tow routes.  It costs $105 for the tow or $125 if a flatbed is needed.  The ticket costs another $50.    The city also handed out 603 tickets for four-inch rule violations.  Those tickets cost $40.  Here are the rules for snow emergencies in Milwaukee.

What happens during a snow emergency:

  •  Night parking regulations go into effect from 11:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. (instead of 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m.)
  •  No parking is allowed on arterials, bus lines, or thru-highways from 11:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
  •  No parking on 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.

Citizens are urged to follow these rules to allow for safe, effective and complete plowing of City streets.

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