Due to the pending blizzard for our area,  Mayor Brian McGuire, has declared a snow emergency for the City of Mauston.  The snow emergency will go into effect on Thursday morning, December 20th, 2012 at 6am until Saturday, December 22nd, 2012, at noon.  The emergency means there will be no parking on any City streets during this 54-hour period so crews can clear the streets.  Violators could be cited and/or their vehicles towed.  Public parking lots and downtown areas will be opened without restriction on their normal parking times which is 6am to 2am daily.  Mayor McGuire apologizes for any problems but the Emergency Snow Declaration is necessary to remove the snow and avoid the city streets from becoming completely closed.