A snow emergency has been declared for Wausau starting at 9 p.m. Sunday.

During a snow emergency, vehicles cannot be parked on city streets. Any vehicle parked on the street is subject to a $100 fine.

A snow emergency is called to allow crews to plow snow and keep roads open for commuting traffic, bus transportation system and emergency vehicles. Keeping parked vehicles off of the streets also reduces the risk of crashes with snow plow equipment during low visibility situations.

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.

The snow emergency is in effect until 9 a.m. Monday, Feb. 25.

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