Minneapolis officials have declared a Snow Emergency beginning today, Jan. 4. 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. tonight so crews can plow more than 1,000 miles of streets as wide as possible. 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 take effect so plows can clear the streets and emergency vehicles and other cars can then get around and park.
“Plowing the streets completely requires vehicles parked on streets to move,” said city officials in a released statement. “It’s in everyone’s best interest to do their part and follow the parking rules so plows can do the best job possible, and people can avoid a ticket and tow.”
Snow Emergency parking rules
- 9 p.m. today, Jan. 4 to 8 a.m. Thursday, 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 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5 (Day 2)
Do not park on the EVEN numbered side of a non-Snow Emergency route until 8 p.m., or that side of the street is fully plowed, or on EITHER side of a parkway until 8 p.m., or the parkway is fully plowed.
- 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6 (Day 3)
Do not park on the ODD numbered side of a non-Snow Emergency route until 8 p.m., or that side of the street is fully plowed.
For more information on Snow Emergencies in Minneapolis, visit minneapolismn.gov/snow.