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Kenosha, Pleasant Prairie, Somers declare snow emergencies
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Kenosha, Pleasant Prairie, Somers declare snow emergencies

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A plow pushes snow off the street during a recent snowstorm. Snow emergencies have been declared in Kenosha and Pleasant Prairie in advance of a predicted weekend snowstorm.

Snow emergencies have been declared in the city of Kenosha and in Pleasant Prairie and Somers in advance of an expected weekend snowstorm.

During a snow emergency, parking is prohibited on all roadways.

In Pleasant Prairie, the parking prohibition began at 6 p.m. Friday and will remain in effect until noon Monday.

In Somers, it begins at noon today and will continue until noon Monday.

In Kenosha, parking will be prohibited on all city roadways beginning at 6 p.m. today through 6 p.m. Sunday. (The city will allow overnight parking in designated downtown and uptown city parking lots to ease the burden of finding parking during the snow emergency.

The downtown parking lot is located on 54th Street between Sixth and Seventh avenues. The uptown parking lots are located on 22nd Avenue between 56th and 57th Street and the lot north of 56th Street.

To see a map, visit https://www.kenosha.org/departments/public-works/seasonal-operations.

Stay up to date on city closings with the Kenosha City website, www.kenosha.org, or the city’s Alert Sense app. There is a link to sign up for the app on the city web page: https://www.kenosha.org/departments/public-works.

The city also provides updates of current parking restrictions on a 24-hour hotline: 262-653- 4074.

Winter storm warning

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning in effect from 7 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Sunday.

Through this morning, 2 to 5 inches of snow and up to a quarter of an inch of freezing rain is expected, with freezing rain totals highest for the Kenosha County area.

Additional moderate to heavy snow is expected Saturday, with snowfall totals of 6 to 9 inches possible into Saturday evening.

Wind gusts as high as 40 mph are possible, especially near Lake Michigan.

Cancellations

In light of the forecast, some events have been canceled:

Saturday’s “Walk with a Doc,” scheduled for noon to 1 p.m. Saturday at the indoor track of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside Frank Petretti Fieldhouse, has been canceled. For more information and updates, go to @WWADkenosha on Facebook.

Kemper Center’s historic Durkee Mansion, which was scheduled to be open for its final weekend Saturday and Sunday, will be closed.

Instead, the mansion — which is still decked out for the holidays — will be open for its final holiday tours of this season from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Jan. 18 and 19. Admission is free; donations are accepted.

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