JANESVILLE — The City of Janesville has declared a winter weather emergency beginning at 1 a.m. on Tuesday, January 9, 2024.

A winter weather emergency means that all parked vehicles must be removed from city streets until snow and ice control operations are complete.

To ensure that you do not receive a parking ticket, please move all vehicles prior to 1 a.m. and keep them off city streets until 12 p.m. (noon) on Wednesday, January 10.

Snow accumulations of 5 – 10 inches are forecast to begin overnight on Monday through early Wednesday morning.

City crews will maintain main and arterial streets throughout the duration of the snowfall, while all other streets will be plowed after the snowfall is complete. All parked vehicles must be removed from City streets to maximize effectiveness and minimize safety issues for snow and ice removal operations.

Winter Weather Emergency Parking

The best place to park during a winter weather emergency is in your garage or driveway. If you are unable to park in a driveway or garage, parking is allowed in any municipal parking lot during a winter weather emergency. The following municipal parking lots are available downtown:

• 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

• 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

Please ensure that vehicles are removed from parking lots after the emergency has ended to allow City crews to clear the lots of snow and ice.

Fines for parking on the street during a winter weather emergency are $50. The Police Department may begin issuing tickets to violators before snow and ice control operations begin.

Additional Information Janesville residents can get additional winter weather emergency information from the City’s Snow & Ice Control webpage or by calling the Snow Hotline at (608) 755-SNOW. To report problems or concerns, please call the City Services Center at (608) 755-3110.