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Be careful where you park your car over the next couple of days. 

Officials in Wausau, Weston and Merrill have all declared snow emergencies, meaning residents in those municipalities are not allowed to park their vehicles on any public street. Those who do not comply with the declaration will be fined or have their vehicles towed. 

In Wausau, the parking ban will be in place from 4 p.m. Thursday until 4 p.m. Friday. In Weston, the ban started Wednesday afternoon and will be lifted at 4 p.m. Friday. In Merrill, vehicles are not allowed on the streets from 11 a.m. Thursday through 11 a.m. Friday. 

Those who violate the ban could face penalties up to $100, in addition to towing fees. 

"It is important that vehicles not park on the street in order for city crews to plow snow and keep roads open for commuting traffic, bus transportation system and emergency vehicles," according to a statement from the city of Wausau. "Keeping parked vehicles off the street also reduces the risk of accidents with snow plow equipment during low visibility situations." 

RELATED: Winter storm warning in effect as snow and ice hit state

A winter storm warning is in effect for most of northeastern, central and northcentral Wisconsin until midnight. Up to 10 inches of snow is expected to hit Wausau and neighboring communities to the north, according to the National Weather Service. 

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