Snow Emergency to be 12 a.m. Saturday until 6 p.m. Saturday

LOGO 2019

PRESS RELEASE

DATE:              January 11, 2024

TO:                  Local Media Outlets

FROM:             Andy Selle, Director of Public Works

RE:                   Snow Emergency to be 12 a.m. Saturday until 6 p.m. Saturday

January 11, 2024 Per ordinance, a Snow Emergency will be enacted when the City of Fort Atkinson expects to accumulate greater than two inches (2”) of snowfall within a 24-hour period. In preparation for the snow predicted for Friday, the City of Fort Atkinson has declared a Snow Emergency to take effect at 12 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 13 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13. During a Snow Emergency all vehicles must be removed from public streets and alleys.

The National Weather Service has placed the area in a Winter Storm Warning for Friday into Saturday. City plowing operations are anticipated to begin around 6 a.m. on Friday morning, with a plan to keep the City’s highways and main roads passable during the storm. A full City plow is currently planned for the forecasted end to the snowfall around 5 a.m. Saturday morning. A downtown pickup will occur early Sunday morning around 1 a.m.

“We will prioritize main roads following the storm and work into neighborhoods soon after. Alleyways within the city will be completed within 24 hours of the snowfall subsiding,” said Tom Williamson, Superintendent of Public Works. “We appreciate your patience and please allow our drivers extra space and time when maneuvering around town.”    

Residents are also reminded not to plow or shovel snow into the street during snow removal and to keep garbage cans off the street.

These proposed times may change as the weather moves into the area. The City of Fort Atkinson strives to ensure the safety of the community. During inclement weather, the City will provide updates via its website, social media and local media outlets.   

Questions regarding this declaration can be directed to Andy Selle, Director of Public Works 920-397-9901.

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