City of Milwaukee declares Snow Emergency; alternate side parking in effect

The City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works has declared a Snow Emergency for Friday, Feb. 17. There is no parking allowed on arterials (main streets) from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. and alternate side parking will be required on side streets from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Posted street signs take precedence. Please read the street signs for winter parking instructions before you park. 

Arterials (No Parking)  

To confirm the arterials which do not allow any parking and for additional parking restriction information visit  Residents can also call (414) 286-2489. 

Side Streets (Alternate Side Parking) 

All residents who park overnight on a Milwaukee side street must move their vehicles to the ODD numbered side of the street by 10 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 17, through 6 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18. Parked vehicles should be flush to the curb and out of the flow of traffic. This includes the streetcar route and other city roadways. 

Designated Milwaukee Public Schools lots will be available for off-street parking beginning Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. All vehicles must be moved from MPS lots by 7 a.m. the following morning. For a list of school parking lot locations, go to 

Stay informed  

  • Sign up for Parking Alerts: text alerts at and/or E-Notify email messages at 
  • Follow DPW on Facebook and Twitter, both @milwaukeedpw 
  • Join Next Door to receive DPW updates (City residents only) 
  • Call (414) 286-2489 for information and assistance 
  • Check the DPW website at   

Your cooperation will ensure that DPW crews can access as much of the street pavement as possible to clear ice and snow effectively, efficiently and safely.