Snow emergencies declared in the Twin Cities

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After a second day of heavy snow, both Minneapolis and St. Paul have issued snow emergencies beginning at 9 pm on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023.  Crews can only plow the full width of the street if cars are out of the way. Follow the snow emergency parking rules below for each city to avoid being ticketed and tagged.

Minneapolis

9 pm – Wednesday, Jan. 4 to 8 am Thurs., Jan. 5 (Day 1)
Do not park on either side of a Snow Emergency route until 8 a.m., or the street is fully plowed.

8 am to 8 pm – Thursday, Jan. 5 (Day 2)
Do not park on the even-numbered side of a non-Snow Emergency route until 8 pm or that side of the street is fully plowed, or on either side of a parkway until 8 pm, or the parkway is fully plowed.

8 am to 8 pm – Friday, Jan. 6 (Day 3)
Do not park on the odd-numbered side of a non-Snow Emergency route until 8 pm, or that side of the street is fully plowed.

To find more information about Minneapolis’ snow emergency rules, go here or call the Snow Emergency Hotline: (612) 348-SNOW (7669).

St. Paul

Beginning today at 9 pm on Wednesday, Jan. 4, all Night Plow Routes will be plowed. Do not park on Night Plow Routes, which include all of downtown and streets with signs posted “Night Plow Route” and “Night Plow Route This Side of the Street.” Vehicles that are not moved from Night Plow Routes by 9 pm on Jan. 4 will be ticketed and towed.

Beginning tomorrow at 8 am on Thursday,  Jan. 5, all Day Plow Routes will be plowed. Do not park on Day Plow 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 Jan. 5 will be ticketed and towed. 

Always follow all posted street signs. Do not park vehicles where signs indicate “No Parking.” To avoid a ticket or tow, do not park in areas where streets are not plowed to the curb. A Snow Emergency lasts 96 hours, or until January 8, 2023, at 9 pm To avoid a ticket or tow, do not park in areas where streets are not plowed to the curb.

For more on St. Paul’s snow emergency rules, go here.

Source: Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul

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