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Hudson declares snow event requiring vehicles to be removed from streets

The city of Hudson as declared a snowplowing event – effective at 9 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 30 – requiring vehicles to be removed from all streets, except for downtown metered and painted stalls.

Employees of Willow River Elementary School who have permits also are allowed to park within two blocks of the school while working. A few city residents with no off-street parking also are exempt from the requirement.

Non-permitted vehicles on the streets after 9 a.m. will be ticketed, and possibly towed.

The first violation brings a $25 fine, and the second, a $50 fine. On the third violation, the vehicle is towed at the owner’s expense and another $50 ticket is issued.

The city as a specific ordinance that deals with snowplowing events. It goes into effect any time there a snowfall of two inches or more. It also applies to city-maintained alleys.

Vehicles are to be kept off a street until it is plowed from curb to curb.

Overnight parking is prohibited in the downtown. The downtown is plowed from curb to curb during the night and early-morning hours.

Notification sign-up

City residents can receive a notification from the city when a snow plowing event has been declared by going to the city’s website,, and following these instructions:

In the middle of the main page, click on the Notification Sign-up button.

Follow the instructions in the box labeled Notify Me.

To receive the snow event alert, go to the Alert Center section and click on the envelope for email notification. Click on the phone for text notification or both to receive notification by both methods.

Once finished, a box will appear notifying you that you must confirm the notification sign up by responding to an email sent to the email address you provided.

Once the confirmation is made, you should receive notification any time a snow event is declared.

If the City receives what appears to be two or more inches of snow and you do not receive a notification, re-verify that you have properly requested notifications.

Randy Hanson

Randy Hanson has reported for the Star-Observer since 1997. He came to Hudson after 11 years with the Inter-County Leader at Frederic, and eight years of teaching social studies. He’s a graduate of UW-Eau Claire.

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