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Snow causes crashes; snow emergency declared

Snow emergency goes into effect Sunday

MADISON, Wis. - Snow causes crashe; snow emergency declared

Three people were killed in crashes in southeastern Wisconsin on Sunday as up to 5 inches of snow fell throughout the day.

One person died in a crash on Interstate 894 in Milwaukee County and Highway 100. Another crash on Highways 41 and 45 in Germantown involved 50 vehicles.

Another person was killed in a Racine County crash involving tractor-trailers on Interstate 94.

In Dane County numerous slide-offs and fender benders were reported.

Madison's street superintendent said the temperature of the roads is what made conditions extra slippery. He said the brine and salt crews were out before the snow fell, but it didn't help as much as it normally does because of the cold.

The city of Madison has declared a snow emergency Sunday, which means alternate side parking is in effect.

Residents should park their vehicles on the odd-numbered side of the street Sunday night into Monday morning.

On Monday night, vehicles should be parked on the even-numbered side of the street into Tuesday morning.

Vehicles in the downtown/isthmus snow emergency zone are also affected. Some blocks in those areas do not allow any parking during a snow emergency.

This snow emergency will be in effect until 7 a.m. Tuesday.

Violators face a $60 fine and their vehicles could be towed.

If you park in a ramp, the city mandates no one park on the top level. Vehicles parked in ramps for longer than two days could be ticketed and towed. Residents can park in city ramps from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. free of charge.

Parking is also available at the Brittingham Park shelter parking lot on West Washington Avenue.

The city of Beloit has also declared a snow emergency. That is in effect from 9 p.m. Sunday to 6 a.m. Monday.

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