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Streets department ends La Crosse snow emergency early  



Photo courtesy of City of La Crosse Police Department


A very rare 48-hour snow disposal period has ended early in La Crosse.

The city’s streets department Wednesday morning lifted the snow emergency that was put into place early Tuesday morning.

The snow emergency declaration came on Monday as a winter storm headed for the city.

Although the city experienced record snowfall from the storm, there was very little accumulation on the streets and city plows stayed in the garage.

Police say no tickets were written during the period, despite what the city is calling “minimal” compliance to the declaration. During a single, four hour period 319 warnings were issued.

Under snow disposal rules, cars need to be parked on odd side of the street on odd calendar days, even sides of the street on even calendar days.  Unlike regular alternate side parking restrictions, snow disposal rules mandate parking on opposite sides of the street for entire days.  

La Crosse police could have written tickets worth $30 each and had non-compliant cars towed.


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