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Parked cars are covered in snow in Winona, Minn. in this file photo from February 2017.


The Chippewa Falls Police Department ended winter parking enforcement, effective Tuesday, March 13.

The department announced on its Facebook page Tuesday afternoon that Police Chief Matt Kelm and the Chippewa Falls Street and Utilities Maintenance Manager Rick Ruf decided to stop enforcement of the law due to the weather outlook through March 31.

Should winter weather barge its way into March again, Kelm said, the law will be enforced again, but he added it is unlikely that will happen, given the most recent weather forecast.

Winter parking typically runs from Nov. 15 through March 31, limiting parking on Chippewa Falls streets to 30 minutes between 2 and 6 a.m. This law still applies to the downtown business district, as it does all year long, the department said on Facebook.

The downtown business district is defined as follows: Bay, Bridge and High streets and Rushman Drive from Elm to River streets; River, Central and Columbia streets between Rushman Drive and Island Street; Willow Street between High and Island streets except the north side between Bay and Island streets; Elm Street between Bridge and High streets; Spring Street from Rushman Drive to just past Island Street, Grand Avenue from Rushman Drive to just past Bay Street; Island and River streets to Willow Street, except west side of Willow south to a point just past Columbia Street.

For more information on parking, visit www.chippe


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