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City declares snow emergency ahead of forecasted snowfall

City declares snow emergency ahead of forecasted snowfall

Sun Prairie said the city would be under a snow emergency warning overnight Sunday.

The city of Sun Prairie said in an alert Saturday that the snow emergency would be in effect beginning at 12:01 a.m. Sunday and continue through 7 a.m. Monday.

In the alert, the city said there parking will not be permitted on any city street when snow amounts reach 3 inches in depth or greater until the snow emergency has been canceled. Vehicles parked on the street can be ticketed, which is a $50 fine, and may be towed, the city said. 

Snowfall in the area is forecasted to accumulate a few inches from Saturday night into Sunday morning.


Winter storm possible this weekend

Winter weather closings, announcements

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County Executive Joe Parisi's office said Thursday that tornadoes in Verona and Madison Tuesday and severe weather in eastern Dane County including Sun Prairie Wednesday damaged 253 homes and several businesses and public buildings. Nineteen homes reported major damage and two homes were destroyed beyond the point of repair.

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Citywide snow emergency canceled Sunday afternoon

Citywide snow emergency canceled Sunday afternoon

Sun Prairie police said the snow emergency initially issued until 7 a.m. Monday has been canceled. 

On Sunday afternoon, Sgt. Ryan Cox said crews had been out plowing the city streets throughout the day.

Parking restrictions due to snow emergencies were no longer in effect after 4 p.m. Sunday, the report said. 


Lightning strike likely cause of Sun Prairie power failure

Several thousand Sun Prairie utilities customers lost power early Tuesday morning, according to a release.

Officials said the Bird Street substation had an insulator failure around 5:45 a.m.

All customers had their service restored by a little after 6:30 a.m., according to the release.

Officials said the likely cause of the failure was a lightning strike during the stormy weather that passed through the area.

The damaged insulator shut down the Bird Street substation that is designed to protect all circuits and homes served by it, according to the release.

Officials said their initial response was to switch all of the affected circuits to be fed from other substations around the city.

Crews remain at the Bird Street substation making repairs to the damaged equipment, according to the release.


More snow for Southern Wis. through Tuesday night

Winter weather affects area with inches of accumulation  

For school, business and other closings in the community, visit the Channel3000.com snow coverage.

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