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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


This website will be updated with operation status as needed.

Updated: December 13, 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.
  • Sign up for SnowMobile text or email notifications.
  • Shovel your sidewalk within 24 hours after the snow has stopped falling, assist neighbors who are elderley or disabled.
  • Clear your hydrant of snow and ice.
  • 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.

Snow Plow Truck in Action by @illkoncept



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Sign up for winter parking alerts

1. Sign in or create an enotify account.
2. Select text messaging in the gray navigation bar near the top of the website.
3. Add your phone number and carrier, hit the disk to save.
4. A confirmation code will be texted to you, enter this code in the confirmation code box and press the checkmark to confirm.
5. Reselect text messaging in the gray bar to see the alerts available.
6. Check winter alerts.
7. For email notifications: Select email subscriptions in the gray bar. Select Information Updates and check winter alerts.