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Snow Emergency Information

A Snow Emergency is declared for severe snow falls or blizzard type conditions that require major plowing efforts to keep main streets opern for emergency vehicles, bus lines and major traffic routes.  A Snow Emergency is declared by the Commsioner of Public Works in concert with the Mayor.

During a Snow Emergency, these parking restrictions are in effect:

  • Vehicles parked on streets designated as "Snow Route Tow Away Zones" will be ticketed and towed.
  • No parking is allowed on arterials, bus lines or through highways from 11pm-6am.
  • No parking on the side of residential streets signed "No Parking During Snow Emergency" & "No Parking from Dec 1st to Mar 1st"
  • On other residential streets, alternate side parking is required from 11pm-6am, unless otherwise posted.

Snow Emergency, Off-street Parking on School Playgrounds

MPS has agreed to make the following playgrounds available for parking during snow emergencies, from 7:00 P.M. - 7:00 A.M. and designated cleanup periods.

Wedgewood Park Multiplex 6506 W Warnimont Ave.
Rufus King Middle School 2760 N 1st Street
Parkside School of the Arts 2969 S Howell Ave.
Milwaukee French Immersion 2360 N 52nd Street
Clark Street School 2816 W Clarke Street
Fratney School 3255 N Fratney Street
Lloyd- Barbee School 4456 N Teutonia Ave.
Humboldt Park School 325 S Adams Street
LaFollette School 3239 N 9th Street
Lee School 921 W Meinecke Ave.
Lincoln Ave School 1817 W Lincoln Ave.
Longfellow School 1021 S 21st Street
Maryland Ave School 2418 N Maryland Ave.
Mitchell Street School 1728 S 23rd Street
Morgandale School 3635 S 17th Street
Zablocki School 1016 W Oklahoma Ave.
Carver Academy 2765 N Fratney Street
Trowbridge School 1943 E Trowbridge Street
Wheatley School 2442 N 20th Street
Gwen T Jackson 2130 W Center Street
Cass Street Playground 1620 N Cass Street



Snow Plow Truck in Action by @illkoncept

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American Public Works Association
2018 Excellence in Snow and Ice Control


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