City of Fort Atkinson - Snow Emergency

    January 27, 2023 - Per ordinance, a Snow Emergency will be enacted when the City of Fort Atkinson accumulates greater than two inches (2”) of snowfall within a 24-hour period. In preparation for the ongoing snow event, and the snow predicted for Saturday, the City of Fort Atkinson has declared a Snow Emergency to take effect Saturday, Jan. 28, 2023, at 12 p.m. until Sunday, Jan. 29 at 12 p.m. During a Snow Emergency, all vehicles must be removed from public streets and alleys.

    Residents may park in municipal lots apart from the lot directly behind the Fort Atkinson Municipal Building. See parking lot signs for specific rules about parking during snow events.

    The Fort Atkinson Department of Public Works is monitoring a snow event forecast to bring chilly temperatures, wind, and snow accumulations in the four to the six-inch range. Public Works crews will work throughout the day tomorrow to maintain the collector and arterial streets, areas in and around emergency services, and the hospital to help maintain traffic flow. Still, many residential areas will remain snow-covered and slippery until the snowfall subsides.

    Please exercise caution and care when driving during these types of winter events. The Department will plan an all-city snow plow in the early morning hours of Sunday, Jan. 29, 2023. Crews will return in the early morning hours of Monday, Jan. 30, 2023, to clean up and remove the snow from the downtown and business corridor locations, before school starts and the rush of morning traffic. City cull de sac locations may have snow remaining to be picked up Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023, or later in the week.

    The Fort Atkinson Municipal Airport runway will also be closed during this event to allow crews to adequately address the snow removal and ensure pilot safety.

    The City of Fort Atkinson strives to ensure the safety of our 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.