The snow emergency is in effect until 6:00 am, Monday, January 15. There is NO parking allowed on main streets from 10:00 pm until 6:00 am. Alternate side parking will be required on streets from 10:00 pm until 6:00 am, to help clear parking lanes. Please pay attention to winter parking signs!

Here are a few safety tips from the Milwaukee Police Department:

  • Stay CLEAR of down power lines.
  • Limit your travel on roadways and sidewalks.
  • Do NOT heat your homes with gas stoves if your power is out.
  • If you are seeking shelter elsewhere, shut off water at your water meter. This will prevent damage in your home. Report water main breaks to Milwaukee Water Works, 414-286-3710.
  • To prevent carbon monoxide, clear snow from around your exterior gas meters and any vents from the inside to the outside of your home.
  • Clear snow from fire hydrants.
  • If you see a tree down or branches in the right of way, please call 414-286-CITY (2489).

Additional tips and recommendations can be found at

Below are warming locations for those who might need shelter:

Men Only

Guest House
1216 N. 13th Street
Walk-ins only
7-10 pm intake
Can stay from 7 pm – 7 am

Men, Women and Families

MRM/Joy House/Door of Hope
819 N. 18th Street
May call ahead for shelter space

Men and Women

St. Ben’s
930 W. State Street
Walk-ins only
8-10 pm intake
Can stay from 7 pm – 7 am

Repairers of the Breach
1335 W. Vliet Street
Walk-ins only
7-8 pm intake
Can stay 7 pm – 7 am

Milwaukee County Hillview
1615 S. 22nd Street
Walk-ins only
7 pm – 7 am
Must leave by 7 am

Call 211 if you’d like to be on the list as a warming location, and for additional information and resources.

The MPD urges everyone to please be careful out there! Don’t forget to check on your neighbors, the elderly and anyone with mobility issues. Let’s make sure we all have what we need to be safe during this time!

Click here for a warming shelter flyer.