JANESVILLE, Wis. – The City of Janesville has declared a Snow Emergency beginning 7 p.m. Sunday and extending into Monday.
ROCK COUNTY, Wis. (WMTV) — The City of Janesville has declared a snow emergency beginning at 7 p.m. on Sunday.
A snow emergency means that all parked vehicles must be removed from city streets and public parking lots until snow plowing operations are complete, according to the City of Janesville. To ensure that you do not receive a parking ticket, move your vehicle prior to 7 p.m. and keep your vehicle off city streets until they have been completely plowed.
Snow and ice have been forecasted from Sunday through Monday, requiring staff to complete a full plow. Main streets will be maintained throughout snowfall.
The snow emergency means there is no parking on streets designated at snow routes, which includes Central Avenue and arterial streets.
Snowfall is expected to taper off early on Monday morning, after which the full plow will begin and all streets will be cleared. The full plow is not expected to be completed until early afternoon on Monday, although every effort will be made to complete residential streets as soon as possible, according to the City of Janesville.
Residents should plan on keeping parked vehicles off the street until plows have completely removed snow from curb to curb.
The best place to park during a snow emergency is in your garage or driveway. If you are unable to park in a driveway or garage, park in one of the designated snow emergency parking stalls. These stalls are located in the seven downtown municipal parking lots listed below:
When you arrive at the lot, look for the signs designating the snow emergency parking stalls. Fines for parking on the streets during a snow emergency are $50. The Janesville Police Department may begin issuing tickets to violators before plowing operations begin.
Janesville residents can get additional snow emergency information by calling the Snow Hotline at (608) 755-SNOW. To report problems or concerns, call the City Services Center at 755-3110.
NBC15s Weather Team said a storm system will develop and move through the Great Lakes Sunday into Monday. It is expected to take a track favorable for snow into portions of Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin.
The Village of Clinton has declared a snow emergency Sunday starting at 3 p.m. and ending at 10 a.m. on Monday.
Parking on all village streets is prohibited during the snow emergency. If you park your vehicle on any village street during the snow emergency you will receive a citation and your vehicle can be towed at owners expense, according to the Village of Clinton Facebook Page.