City Times Staff
Mayor Mike Wiza has proactively declared a snow emergency for the City of Stevens Point effective Friday at 5 PM.
The snow emergency is in place all weekend, ending Monday, Dec. 19 at 6 AM. During a snow emergency, no vehicles can be parked on any city street or public right-of-way, as plow drivers and city crews will be out in full force clearing snow.
The Village of Plover has also issued a snow emergency, effective from 6 PM on Friday until midnight on Saturday, Dec. 17.
Anyone parking on village or city streets will be ticketed and towed away at the owner’s expense.
The National Weather Service has already issued a Winter Storm Warning for Portage and all surrounding counties, beginning at 3 PM on Friday, Dec. 18. The warning extends through midnight on Saturday.
Along with gusty winds, a total snowfall of eight to 12 inches is expected, with the heaviest snow falling Friday night.
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