Snow emergency declared

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Dane County in effect from 7 p.m. today until 6 a.m. Sunday. Heavy mixed precipitation is expected to develop in our area later this evening and continue into Sunday. Total snow accumulations of 6” to 10” are expected along up to a quarter inch of freezing rain and wind gusts as high as 40 mph. Conditions are expected to be difficult. Areas of blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. This storm will come in two waves – the first a wintry mix of snow, freezing rain and sleet then followed by heavy snow.

To assist the Street Department in their plowing and cleanup efforts, the Village of Marshall has declared a snow emergency that will go into effect at 2 a.m. Saturday until 8 a.m. Sunday.

When a snow emergency has been declared, no street parking is allowed during the declaration oruntil it has been cancelled.

According to Village of Marshall Ordinance 10-1-27(c)(1), The Village Board hereby declares that a snow emergency exists in the Village of Marshall whenever a snowfall during any period of 24 hours or less reaches a depth of 3 inches or more. Such emergency is declared to be a serious public hazard impairing transportation and public health, safety and welfare for a period of 48 hours or until such time as snow removal operations have been declared completed by the Director of Public Works or his designee.

During a snow emergency, parking on all Village streets is prohibited per Village of Marshall Ordinance 10-1-27(d)(1).

Residents who have no off-street parking available are encouraged to utilize municipal parking lots in Veteran’s Park on Farnham Street/Howard Street or the municipal parking lot on Main Street or make arrangements with neighbors, relatives or friends to avoid a potential $30 fine and having their vehicle towed at the owner’s expense.

Citizens are encouraged to monitor the Marshall Police Department Facebook or the Village of Marshall Facebook page and website for current snow alerts and notifications.

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