Snow Emergencies Declared in Prairie, Mcgregor

PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, WI (Ben Caxton) — With yet another winter storm moving through the area Prairie du Chien has declared a snow emergency. Mayor Dave Hemmer made the announcement on Monday that the emergency would be in effect through 6:00 AM Wednesday morning. The city is asking motorists to not park on city streets during this time as city crews will be out trying to remove the expected heavy snowfalls. Hemmer said in a press release to Great Rivers News that the declared snow emergency will give snow plow operators “most of the day and night on Tuesday to Wednesday” to take care of the snow event. McGregor has also issued an emergency declaration which will be in effect there until 2:00 AM Thursday morning. During the emergency vehicles that remain on the streets risk being ticketed and towed. Citizens that do not have off-street parking are allowed to park in City Lots throughout the City to assist with the plowing of the roads. In Prairie du Chien downtown residents and patrons are being asked to park in the city lots throughout the downtown, and avoid parking on Blackhawk Avenue during the snow emergency. Residents are also being asked to remove all dumpsters, garbage cans, and other items from city alleys, and where possible to remove snow from around fire hydrants.

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