Milwaukee's east side residents dig out their cars from this weekend's snow

Posted at 12:44 PM, Dec 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-12 13:44:40-05
Across Milwaukee, people spent Monday digging out from the weekend snowfall. 
On the East Side, near Astor and Lyon Streets, Rory Waldera worked to uncloak his large SUV from a blanket of snow. 
"It's pretty light snow actually, so it's a quick and easy job," Waldera said. 
Waldera said he's pleased the city's main roads all appeared well-plowed. 
"It'll take me a little extra time to get to work, but that's OK," he said. "I love winter. This is just part of the gig." 
Nearby, Pat Dhein worked to shovel his driveway and sidewalks. 
He's lived on the East Side for 10 years. 
"We've had some doozys over the last few years," Dhein said. "So this storm is nothing out of the ordinary for December." 
The City announced Sunday afternoon that its 4-inch parking rule was in effect. 
That means vehicles can't be parked under signs reading "No Parking When Snow Falls 4 Inches or More" until the street is cleared. 
"Parking is allowed on both sides of the street, except when snow has accumulated on the street surface to the depth of 4 inches or more. Then no parking is allowed on the side of the street where the sign is posted until the snow has been removed -- day or night or at any time of the year," the city's website reads. 
A Department of Public Works spokesperson reiterated via email that the 4-inch rule is still in effect for all such signed streets until they're cleared of snow. 
"We have not yet made a decision as to when the 4-inch rule will be lifted," DPW said Monday afternoon. DPW said Monday afternoon. 
For more details on Milwaukee's winter parking regulations, click here
Nick Wilinski's vehicle was parked in a legal spot. 
"Is it tough to find parking in the winter with the restrictions in place?" TODAY'S TMJ4 asked him. 
"Yes," Wilinski said. "But I'm kind of glad we have them, because that means you're going to get smooth streets." 
One of those cited for parking in a prohibited, 4-inch spot was Adem Arifi. 
He said he was aware of the restriction, but didn't think he'd find an alternative parking spot when the city announced the restrictions were in place. 
"We live like right here," near the parking spot, Arifi said. "It's kind of tough to move your vehicle on that short of time, when everybody else is scrambling for a parking spot."