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Alternate-side parking in effect, as La Crosse nears a foot of snow



A 48-hour snow emergency declared for the city of La Crosse, starting at 6 p.m. Sunday, when alternate-side parking goes into effect.

The emergency could be cancelled early or extended, based on weather conditions.

The latest forecast from the National Weather Service – La Crosse puts the city in a band of snow that could reach 8-12 inches. The heaviest snow is expected east of La Crosse, possibly bringing a foot or more to Sparta and Tomah.

Rain had already started changing to snow in La Crosse shortly after noon on Sunday.

The peak impacts are expected between 7 p.m. Sunday through 10 a.m. Monday.

This week marks five years since La Crosse received a 6-inch snowfall on April 18th, 2018. That storm pushed the snowfall during the month to a new record for La Crosse of 19 inches for April.

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. Kent Porter

    April 17, 2023 at 7:31 pm

    So the city in acted alternate side parking , But never snow plowed ,

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