Area municipalities are issuing snow emergency warnings in advance of the snow and high winds expected Monday night into Tuesday.
The city of Janesville declared a snow emergency starting at 8 a.m. Tuesday. The city requires that parked vehicles be removed from the streets and most public parking lots until plowing is completed.
The town of Beloit declared a snow emergency starting at 10 p.m. Monday.
Elkhorn police on Facebook announced the city's snow emergency will run from Monday night until midnight Tuesday. Residents are asked to get their cars off the streets to make way for plows.
The village of Clinton declared a snow emergency from 11 p.m. Monday through 8 a.m. Wednesday.
The city of Beloit announced a snow emergency from 10 p.m. Monday through 10 p.m. Tuesday.
Other communities are likely to issue their own alerts.
In addition to the snow emergencies, the Milton School District announced late Monday that schools will be closed Tuesday.
A National Weather Service advisory runs from 9 p.m. Monday through midnight Tuesday. It calls for 6 to 9 inches of snow in southcentral and central Wisconsin with winds gusting up to 30 mph overnight.
Motorists should drive with caution and should expect snow-covered roads and limited visibility, according to the National Weather Service.
Winds likely will diminish during the day Tuesday but increase again late Tuesday afternoon, according to the weather service.
For the latest on closings, see the WCLO radio closings page, https://www.wclo.com/closings.
Janesville residents who cannot park in their driveways or garages may park in designated snow emergency stalls in these parking lots:
- East Wall Street lot at East Wall Street and North Parker Drive.
- City Hall lot at West Wall and North Jackson streets.
- South High Street lot at West Court and South High streets.
- Senior center lot at St. Lawrence Avenue and Water Street.
- Hedberg Public Library lot on Water Street.
- River/Union streets lot at South River and Union streets.
- North Parker Drive parking ramp at North Parker Drive and East Wall Street.
Fines for parking on the streets during a snow emergency are $50, according to a city news release.