City of Madison declares snow emergency

MADISON, Wis. — The city of Madison declared a snow emergency Saturday, according to a news release.

Officials said the snow emergency will last until at least 7 a.m. on Jan. 13.

Alternate side parking restrictions will be enforced throughout the entire city to allow crews to properly clear residential streets. Residents who use street parking must park on the even-numbered side of the street Saturday night into Sunday morning. Vehicles parked on the street must be moved to the odd-numbered side of the street Sunday night into Monday morning.

Streets Division crews will begin plowing city streets around midnight when the second wave of snow projected to hit Madison is expected to stop. According to the release, citywide plowing can take up to 16 hours. In the meantime, crews will continue to salt essential roadways.

Since Friday night, Streets Division crews have been plowing and salting roads where necessary. Due to more freezing rain than expected, roads are quite slippery. City officials are warning drivers to be alert and patient while driving.