MPD declares Snow Emergency effective through noon Monday
Friday evening, Nov. 29, the Merrill Police Department declared another Snow Emergency, this time effective through noon, Monday Dec.1.
“A Snow Emergency has been declared given the potential for heavy accumulation over the next 24-48 hours,” the department stated as part of a press release.
“The precipitation and cleanup will be monitored accordingly. If the circumstances change, the declared emergency could certainly be shortened.”
Beginning: Sunday December 1, 2019 at 12:00 a.m. (Saturday night at midnight)
Ending: Monday, December 2, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. noon
Vehicles are not to be parked on streets during this time period. Vehicles which are parked on city streets are subject to being ticketed and/or towed at the vehicle owner’s expense. The forfeiture for parking on the street during a snow emergency is $20, not inclusive of towing fees. It is very important for vehicles to be off the streets so snow plowing and removal operations can take place and the motoring public can have safe passage with heavy accumulations present.
According to the National Weather Service (NWS) office in Green Bay, a Winter Storm Warning will go into effect as of 3 p.m. Saturday afternoon, Nov.30. through noon Sunday, Dec 1.
*Heavy mixed precipitation is expected. Total snow accumulations of 7 to 10 inches and ice accumulations of a
light glaze. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph.
*Travel could be very difficult. Wind gusts of 35 mph causing blowing snow, could significantly reduce visibility.
*Additional details-Snow with the incoming storm may fall quite heavily at times especially Saturday night, tapering to lighter snow or even some freezing drizzle between the bursts of heavier snow.If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.