Janesville snow emergency begins at 3 a.m.
JANESVILLE— The City of Janesville has declared a snow emergency starting at 3 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 1.
Vehicles must be removed from city streets and public parking lots until snow plowing is completed. Vehicles parked on streets or in city lots after 3 a.m. could be ticketed.
About 5 inches of snow is expected by 4 a.m. Wednesday, said John Whitcomb, operations director for the city.
AccuWeather.com reports a series of snowstorms rolling southeastward from western Canada will continue to affect a heavily populated area of the Midwest, centered on the Interstate 80/90 corridor.
The most significant snowfall is expected tonight and New Year's Day. The snow will stay south of Minneapolis; Madison, Wis.; and Flint, Mich.
Most of the snow will stick to the roads, making for slippery travel to I-70 and as far south as I-64, AccuWeather says.
Expect flight delays and cancellations due to de-icing at airports and because of flights delayed from cities being hit with snow in the East.
A city of Janesville news release says the best place to park during the snow emergency is in a garage or driveway. Those unable to do so may park in one of the designated snow emergency parking stalls located in the seven downtown municipal parking lots listed below.
-- East Wall Street lot at East Wall Street & North Parker Drive.
-- Municipal Building lot at West Wall Street & North Jackson Street.
-- South High Street lot at West Court Street & South High Street.
-- Senior Center Lot at St. Lawrence Avenue & Water Street.
-- Hedberg Public Library lot on Water Street.
-- River/Union Street lot at South River Street & Union Street.
-- North Parker Drive parking ramp at North Parker Drive and East Wall Street.
Parking is allowed only in stalls marked as snow emergency parking stalls.
The fine for parking on the streets during a snow emergency is $50.
For more information, see the city's website. To report problems or concerns, call 608-755-3110.