Snow emergencies issued in the Twin Cities

Paige Elliott/MSR News

Snow emergencies have been declared for both St. Paul and Minneapolis. Parking restrictions begin at 9 pm on March 6, 2022. 

Crews can only plow the full width of the street if cars are out of the way. Follow snow emergency parking rules for each city to avoid being ticketed and tagged. See below for more details.

Minneapolis

Sunday, March 6; Day 1; 9 pm to 8 am (overnight)

At 9 pm, Day 1 parking rules begin. Do not park on either side of the street with the red sign: Snow Emergency Route. Snowplows will clear those streets first.

Park on either side of non-snow emergency routes (these streets do not have the red sign: Snow Emergency Route).

After a street is fully plowed, feel free to park there, even if snow emergency parking rules are still in effect. Fully plowed means the street is completely cleared and plowed as wide as possible. Plows may come through more than once, so make sure that it is fully plowed as wide as possible before parking.


Monday, March 7; Day 2; 8 am to 8 pm 

At 8 am, Day 2 parking rules begin. Do not park on the even side of non-snow emergency routes. (Example: house address number: 1356 Maple or 2512 17th Ave.)

Do not park on either side of parkways.

Park on the odd side of non-Snow Emergency Route streets (example: house address number 1359 Maple or 2513 17th Ave.).

Park on either side of the streets with the red sign: Snow Emergency Route.

After a street is fully plowed, feel free to park there, even if snow emergency parking rules are still in effect. Fully plowed means the street is completely cleared and plowed as wide as possible. Plows may come through more than once, so make sure that it is fully plowed as wide as possible before parking.


Tuesday, March 8; Day 3; 8 am to 8 pm

At 8 am, Day 3 parking rules begin. Do not park on the odd side of non-snow emergency route streets (example: house address number 1359 or 2513 17th Ave.)

Park on even side of non-Snow Emergency Route streets. (Example: house address number: 1356 Maple or 2512 17th Ave.)

Park on either side of streets marked with the red sign: Snow Emergency Route and you may park on parkways.

After a street is fully plowed, feel free to park there, even if snow emergency parking rules are still in effect. Fully plowed means the street is completely cleared and plowed as wide as possible. Plows may come through more than once, so make sure that it is fully plowed as wide as possible before parking.

For more info, go to www.minneapolismn.gov/getting-around/snow/snow-emergencies/snow-parking-rules

St. Paul

Starting at 9 pm tonight, Sunday, March 6, 2022, all Night Plow Routes will be plowed. Do not park on Night Plow Routes, which include downtown and all streets with signs posted “Night Plow Route” and “Night Plow Route This Side of Street.”

Vehicles that are not moved from Night Plow Routes by 9 pm on March 6, 2022, will be ticketed and towed.

Starting at 8 am on Monday, March 7, 2022, all Day Plow Routes will be plowed. Do not park on these routes. Day Plow Routes are not marked by signs. If there are no “Night Plow” signs posted within the block, then consider it a Day Plow Route.

Vehicles that are not moved from Day Plow Routes by 8 am on March 7, 2022, will be ticketed and towed.

Always follow all posted street signs. Do not park vehicles where signs indicate “No Parking.” A Snow Emergency lasts 96 hours, or until March 10 at 9 pm. To avoid a ticket or tow, do not park in areas where streets are not plowed to the curb.

For more information visit www.StPaul.gov/Snow

Information courtesy of the City of Minneapolis and the City of St Paul.