Citywide snow emergency issued

January 19, 2019

Due to a winter weather advisory issued for Jefferson County by the National Weather Service, the Watertown Police Department has declared a citywide snow emergency that will go into effect at 11 o’clock tonight and run for 48 hours. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches are expected.

During the 48-hour period of the snow emergency parking on all city streets and alleys will be banned between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. the following morning.

Residents who have no off-street parking available are encouraged to utilize municipal parking lots or make arrangements with neighbors, relatives or friends to avoid a potential $50 citation. In addition, any vehicle that has been ticketed and remains parked at the same location for 24 or more hours afterward may be towed at the owner’s expense.

Citizens are encouraged to monitor the Watertown Police Department website at: www.watertownpolice.com.

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