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Milwaukee's 4-inch parking rule, explained

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Milwaukee's 4-inch parking rule, explained

CREATED Dec. 23, 2013 - UPDATED: Dec. 23, 2013

MILWAUKEE - In order to get all of that snow off the streets, the city has to enforce what's called the "4 inch rule".

While it expired at 8:30 a.m. Monday, there are some tips on what the rule entails.

If you live on a four-inch rule street, you’ll need to watch where you park, or you could be ticketed.

"I’ve been fortunate so far the last couple of days - no tickets. So, I’m trying to keep that alive,” says driver Josh Worsham.

“You don't want to be on the street when the plows are going by. There’s a spot in the alley behind my house, so that's where I’m going to go," adds Worsham.

Many drivers moved their car to avoid getting ticketed.

Anyone in violation of the rule could face a $40 ticket.

DPW says where drivers choose to park is up to them – as long as it’s a legal parking spot. There are 4-inch no parking signs posted throughout the city.

While you're out clearing the snow, you may as well shovel around your fire hydrant as well, in case firefighters need to get quick access to the water.