Snow and Ice Control Operation Status
No DPW Operation or Snow Emergency is currently in effect.
DPW Operations staff is monitoring weather forecasts and will respond appropriately to maintain safe and passable streets in the City of Milwaukee.
Winter and Night Parking Regulations are in effect.
Garbage and recycling collection was suspended on Tuesday and Wedesday.
Carts should be set out on your regularly scheduled collection day and left in place until emptied. Collections scheduled on Tuesday will begin Thursday. Sanitation crews will be working extended hours to catch up.
Do not put carts in the street.
Clear snow and ice around, on top of, and to your garbage and recycling carts.
Sidewalks must be clear of snow and ice 24 hours after snow had stopped falling. Residents SHOULD NOT shovel, blow or plow snow back into the streets.
Sidewalk snow enforcement requests can be made online or by calling 414-286-CITY, however please do not make requests until the snow has stopped for 24 hours.
Updated: February 15, 2019
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.
- DO NOT shovel, blow or plow snow back into the streets.
- Shovel your sidewalk within 24 hours after the snow has stopped falling, assist neighbors who are elderly 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.
- Plan your route to stay on main transportation routes as much as possible during snow and ice events.
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.