City of Ashland, Washburn declares snow emergency due to storm

Published: Feb. 22, 2023 at 1:19 PM CST
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WASHBURN, WI. - A snow emergency has also been declared for the City of Washburn.

The snow emergency will start at 9 p.m. Wednesday and will end at 6 p.m. Thursday.

According to officials, this was needed with the 14 inches of snow forecast and the possibility of up to 20 inches drifting.

City crews need to be able to clear city streets and alleyways not only for the public but for emergency vehicles if necessary.

All vehicles must be removed from all city streets, alleys and parking lots.

This will allow city streets to be cleared completely and without obstruction and failure to comply may result in a citation.

Washburn police will continue enforcing alternate side parking after the snow emergency expires.

Plow drivers have been instructed to clear streets and alleyways full width starting tonight and will need to do a second round when the storm subsides.

The priority tonight will be key facilities and emergency routes, but the entire city may be plowed.

Officials ask residents to move their refuse containers away from the streets and alleys as soon as possible.

ASHLAND, WI. (Northern News Now) - The City of Ashland has declared a winter snow emergency due to the weather conditions.

Officials say the snow emergency will go into effect from 6 p.m. Wednesday through 6 a.m. Friday until all city streets are cleared of snow.

During a snow emergency, parking is prohibited on all city streets to allow snow removal crews to clear snow from streets efficiently and with minimal interference.

Residents are requested to honor the public street parking prohibition and be patient while streets and alleys are cleared.

Following the storm and the cleaning of the streets, odd-even winter parking rules will be in effect, with parking permitted on even-numbered sides of the streets on even days and on odd-numbered sides of the streets on odd days and off-street parking from midnight to 6:00 a.m. when the winter parking provisions are in effect.

The “No Parking 2 a.m. to 6 a.m.” provisions in downtown will remain in effect.