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UPDATE: Area snow emergencies go into effect tonight

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WAUSAU — In advance of yet another snowstorm set to hit central Wisconsin, a number of communities have declared snow emergencies.

A snow emergency will be in effect from 11 p.m. today, Feb.11, until 6 p.m. Feb. 12 in the city of Wausau.

Vehicles are not to be parked on streets during this time so city crews can plow streets for commuting traffic, maintain bus transportation, insure passage for emergency vehicles and remove snow. Vehicles that are parked on city streets could be ticketed; the fine during a snow emergency is $100. Keeping parked vehicles off of the streets also reduces the risk of accidents with snow plow equipment during heavy snow and low visibility situations.

In Weston, a snow emergency is in effect from 1 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, until 65 p.m. Wednesday. Any vehicle found parked, stopped or standing in Weston during that time will be towed at the owner’s expense.

In Mosinee, a snow emergency has been declared from 5 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12 and will remain in effect until 10 p.m. Wednesday. All street parking is prohibited during this time. Violators will be ticketed and towed at the vehicle owner’s expense.

During larger snow events city crews can work 14-16 hours plowing and removing snow, typically during the nighttime hours. Drivers should use extreme caution on snow-covered streets and during low visibility and heavy snowfall times. Please slow down and stay clear of snow plows.

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