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La Crosse’s first major snow Friday likely to kick in alternate-side parking



A “dangerous winter storm” is headed La Crosse’s way, according to the National Weather Service, although forecasters say the area may end up on the southern fringes of the storm system.

One forecast map of the system issued Thursday night said the amount of snow expected in La Crosse County could vary from a low of 4 inches to as much as 9 inches.

The heaviest band of snow could bring more than a foot to cities such as Eau Claire, Wis., and Wabasha, Minn. Little snow is expected south of Prairie du Chien, Wis.

Forecasters added that the snow could begin late Friday morning, reach its peak during the night and end by 9 a.m. Saturday.

Drivers are being urged to delay or change travel plans if possible.

La Crosse has not yet had a snowfall of an inch or more this season.

The city’s alternate-side parking rules will go into effect after the first 2-inch snowfall, and then will stay in effect until the middle of March.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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  1. R head

    December 10, 2021 at 9:47 am

    How to fix parking. Move to Onalaska a lot less bullshit!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Marty

      December 11, 2021 at 10:00 am

      I agree … the Alternate Side Parking rule is confusing and unnecessary unless there is an actual snowstorm. Why do we have to do ASP all winter when there is no threat of bad weather? The plows rarely run on my street anyway so what’s the point?

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