Snow and Ice Control Operations

The City of Milwaukee has declared a Snow Emergency. Learn more.

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A Snow Emergency has been Declared












Snow Emergency Regulations are in effect:

No parking is allowed on through highways and bus routes from 10pm-6am
* Alternate-side (odd-side tonight) parking required 10pm-6am
* Posted signs always take precedence

* Alternative parking available at some MPS Locations and City Lots after 7pm.




Garbage and recycling collection was suspended on Tuesday, January 26th. Residents should set out their carts as scheduled. Crews will be working extended hours to complete collections.

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: January 26, 2021

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.
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