Snow emergencies in Mpls., St. Paul

Both Minneapolis and St. Paul declared snow emergencies Christmas day.

Parking restrictions will take effect beginning at 9 p.m. in both cities.

Via City of Minneapolis:

Dec. 25, 2013  (MINNEAPOLIS) Minneapolis officials have declared a Snow Emergency beginning today, Dec. 25, 2013. City crews have been plowing and treating streets to keep them drivable. Now that a Snow Emergency has been declared, parking restrictions will take effect beginning at 9 p.m., Wednesday, so crews can plow more than 1,000 miles of streets from curb to curb. That’s the equivalent of 3,200 “lane miles” of streets that need to be plowed—enough to plow a lane from Minneapolis to Anchorage, Alaska.

When a Snow Emergency is declared, parking rules go into effect so plows can clear the streets and fire trucks, police cars, ambulances and other vehicles can then get around and park. In order for crews to plow streets completely, vehicles must be moved out of the way. It’s in everyone’s best interest to follow the parking rules so plows can do the best job possible, and folks can avoid a ticket and tow.

Snow Emergency parking rules

Tonight, Dec.25 , 9 p.m. to 8 a.m.  (Day 1)
Do not park on EITHER side of a Snow Emergency route until the street is fully plowed.

Thursday, Dec. 26, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Day 2)
Do not park on the EVEN side of a non-Snow Emergency route until that side of the street is fully plowed, or on EITHER side of a parkway until the parkway is fully plowed.

Friday, Dec. 27, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Day 3)
Do not park on the ODD side of a non-Snow Emergency route until that side of the street is fully plowed.

For more information on Snow Emergencies in Minneapolis, visit www.minneapolismn.gov/snow.

 

Via City of St. Paul:

Saint Paul Declares Snow Emergency

Beginning at 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 25, all NIGHT PLOW ROUTES will be plowed. Night Plow Routes include streets with signs posted that say “NIGHT PLOW ROUTE” and “NIGHT PLOW ROUTE-THIS SIDE OF STREET.”

Vehicles which are not moved from Night Plow Routes by 9 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 25 will be ticketed and towed.

Beginning at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 26, all DAY PLOW ROUTES will be plowed. Day plow routes include all non-posted east-west residential streets and the non-posted side of north-south residential streets. If the street is not marked as a “Night Plow Route,” it is considered a Day Plow Route.

Vehicles which are not moved from Day Plow Routes by 8 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 26, will be ticketed and towed.

Parking is banned until streets are plowed full width to the curb.

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Para obtener información en español, visite las páginas web multilingües en el sitio web de emergencias causadas por la nieve en www.stpaul.gov/snow.

SHOVEL YOUR SIDEWALK
Please remember to shovel your sidewalk. Corner property owners are asked to shovel curb cuts and crosswalks to the street gutter.