Minneapolis declares Snow Emergency

Following the three-day Snow Emergency, Winter Parking Restrictions will take effect 8 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27

Minneapolis officials have declared a Snow Emergency beginning today, Sunday, Feb. 24. 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 go into effect so plows can clear the streets and fire trucks, police cars, ambulances and other vehicles can then get around and park. Plowing the streets completely requires vehicles parked on streets to move. 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 folks can avoid a ticket and tow.

Winter Parking Restrictions start 8 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27

Following the three-day Snow Emergency, Winter Parking Restrictions begin 8 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27 to ensure city streets are passable for emergency vehicles, buses and other travelers in the face of heavy snow accumulation this winter.

Winter Parking Restrictions means parking will be banned on the EVEN numbered side of non-Snow-Emergency-routes until April 1, unless conditions allow the City to lift the ban earlier. Parking is allowed on Snow Emergency routes, parkways, and the ODD numbered side of non-Snow Emergency-routes, unless otherwise posted. The Winter Parking Restrictions information will be shared with the City’s communications tools used to share Snow Emergency information as well.

Snow Emergency parking rules

Sunday, Feb. 24, 9 p.m. to 8 a.m. (Day 1)
Do not park on EITHER side of Snow Emergency routes until 8 a.m. or the street is fully plowed.

Monday, Feb. 25, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Day 2)
Do not park on the EVEN numbered side of non-Snow Emergency routes until 8 p.m., or that side of the street is fully plowed, or on EITHER side of parkways until 8 p.m., or the parkway is fully plowed.

Tuesday, Feb. 26, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Day 3)
Do not park on the ODD numbered side of non-Snow Emergency routes until 8 p.m., or that side of the street is fully plowed.

NOTE: Between 8 p.m. and 8 a.m. Wednesday Feb. 27, people should move their vehicles from the EVEN numbered side of non-Snow Emergency routes when Winter Parking Restrictions take effect at 8 a.m.

Sign up now, stay informed throughout the season

o   Minneapolis Snow Emergency Parking Rules (English)
Find out where to park your car when a Snow Emergency is declared to avoid a ticket and a tow.

o   Reglas de Estacionamiento de las Emergencias por Nevada  (Spanish)
Averigüe dónde estacionar su carro cuando se ha declarado una Emergencia por Nevada para evitar una multa y remolque.

o   Xanibaada Goobaha Baabuurta La Dhigto Xilliga Gurmadka Barafka (Somali)
Hel meel aad baabuurka dhigato marka lagu dhawaaqo gurmad barafka looga xaaqayo wadooyinka si aan gaariga lagaaga jiidin laguuna ganaaxin.

o   Kev Cai Li Choj Txog Kev Kub Ceev thaum Daus Tau Lo (Hmong)
Thaum muaj daus tau lo, lub nroog yuav tsum tau kaus kev. Pej xeem yuav tsum tau tshem lawv lub tsheb, lub nroog thiaj li kaus tau kev du lug.

Remember to shovel sidewalks and shovel around your garbage carts

Sidewalks are a critical part of our city’s transportation system, and they should be open for everyone. That’s why Minneapolis ordinance requires property owners to clear sidewalks within 24 hours after a snowfall for houses and duplexes, and four daytime hours for all other properties. Failure to shovel your walk could lead to a ticket plus the cost of crews shoveling it.

Published Feb 24, 2019

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