Due to the forecasted snow storm, the Street Dept. is issuing a new ‘Snow Disposal Period’ effective at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 18th, 2018. This means alternate side parking rules go into effect for a continuous 48-hour period. In accordance with Municipal Ordinance 44-107 (d) this post will serve as the official 7 hour notice to the public. The snow disposal period will start Wednesday at 9 a.m. and run through Friday at 9 a.m. During the “48 Hour Snow Disposal Period” vehicles will have to park, all day long, on the odd side of the street on the odd day and on the even side of the street on the even days. This is in effect for ALL day and throughout the ENTIRE city.
Because the previous ‘Snow Disposal Period’ notice is set to expire at 3 p.m., Tuesday, April 17th, residents can park tonight on either side of the street until the new period goes into effect.
PLEASE CONTACT THE POLICE PARKING UTILITY at 608-789-7295 about enforcement questions. The La Crosse Police will allow a grace period between 9 p.m. and Midnight of each day so citizens can ensure their vehicles are parked on the appropriate side of the street. If plowing is not necessary, the Street Department will cancel the ‘Snow Disposal Period’, and the public would be notified.
Here is the exact language from the ordinance:
"Snow disposal period. The Superintendent of Streets may designate a snow disposal period for the duration of 48 hours. Notification of the snow disposal period shall be provided to the local news media and through the City of La Crosse public webpage. It shall be prima facie evidence of notification to any individual that said notification has been posted on the City of La Crosse public webpage seven hours prior to any snow disposal period. Failure to comply with a snow disposal period shall result in increased alternate side parking forfeitures as provided in section 44-1 and the Police Department may remove such vehicles either with its own facilities or by the employment of towing equipment from private contractors, and such vehicles may be ordered stored by the Police Department in any storage garage or rental parking ground."