Southern Wisconsin communities issue snow emergency - – Rockford’s News Leader

Southern Wisconsin communities issue snow emergency

(WREX) -

With snow expected in the area this weekend some communities are already issuing warnings. 

The city of Beloit has declared a snow emergency until 5 p.m. Sunday night. 

That means drivers need to make sure your car is off the street. 

Beloit Police say officers will ticket or tow any vehicle found in violation. 

The following parking lots have been designated as official off-street parking during a snow emergency: 

  • Krueger Park Upper (Hackett Street at House Street, East Lot)
  • Krueger Golf Course (1611 Hackett Street, South Lot) 
  • Rotary Center (1220 Riverside Drive, between designated signs)
  • Jones Shelter (access via Portland Avenue, entire lot)
  • Angel Museum (656 Pleasant Avenue, north end of south lot)
  • Third Street (South and north lot)
  • Ironworks (Fourth Street, center area between signs)
  • West Grand Avenue Lot (229 West Grand Avenue)
  • Telfer Park (2100 Cranston Road)

The city of Janesville also has a snow emergency in effect starting at 5 a.m. Sunday morning. 

The area expects anywhere from 2 to 3 inches of ice. 

Officials say cars also need to be off city streets and can park in these designated spaces in the meantime: 

  • East Wall Street Lot at E Wall Street & N Parker Drive 
  • City Hall Lot at W Wall Street & N Jackson Street 
  • S High Street Lot at W Court Street & S High Street 
  • Senior Center Lot at St. Lawrence Avenue & Water Street 
  • Hedberg Public Library Lot on Water Street 
  • River/Union Street Lot at S River Street & Union Street 
  • N Parker Drive Parking Ramp at N Parker Drive and E Wall Street 

Fines for parking on the streets during a snow emergency are $50. The Police Department says it may begin issuing tickets to violators before plowing operations begin.

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