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Snow and Ice Control Operation Status

No DPW Operation or Snow Emergency at this time.

DPW Operations staff is monitoring weather forecasts and will respond appropriately to
maintain safe and passable streets in the City of Milwaukee.

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Standard Winter and Night Parking 
Regulations are in effect.


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No disruption to garbage and
recycling collection.


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Sidewalks must be clear of snow and ice
24 hours after snow has stopped falling.  Sidewalk snow enforcement requests can be made online or by calling 414-286-CITY.



The website will be updated with operation status as needed.

Updated: November 21, 2017

Ways you can help during a snow operation:

  • Park legally and follow alternate side parking rules.  We do a better job clearing to the curb when parking rules are followed.  Parking farther away from driveways, alleys and intersections allows our equipment to get closer to the curbs.
  • Shovel your sidewalk within 24 hours after the snow has stopped falling. 
  • Clear your hydrant of snow and ice and assist neighbors who are elderly or disabled.
  • Clear snow and ice around and on top of your garbage and recycling carts.
  • Adjust your driving for conditions by slowing down and providing more space for braking.
  • Give our trucks space and stay back from the trucks salting or brining streets to ensure the product hits the streets instead of your car.