Sign up to be notified whenever a Snow Emergency is declared

Snow season is approaching, and Minneapolis residents should watch their mail over the next several days for information so they can help crews do a complete job by moving their cars and avoid tickets and tows when a Snow Emergency is declared in Minneapolis. The City of Minneapolis is sending out about 182,000 Snow Emergency mailers, one to each household in the city. The mailer has graphics and text showing the parking rules during the three phases of a Snow Emergency.

People should hold on to the mailers throughout the winter and have them handy whenever a Snow Emergency is declared. They outline the Snow Emergency parking rules and ways to stay informed throughout the winter season. The more people follow the Snow Emergency parking rules and help their neighbors and visitors do the same, the easier snow season is on everyone.

Snow Emergencies are declared whenever there’s enough snowfall to warrant a complete plowing of our streets. To get that done, people need to follow the parking rules and move their vehicles so crews can plow the full width of the street. When the snow flies, City Public Works crews have enormous jobs to do, with more than 1,400 miles of streets, parkways and alleys that need to be cleared. It’s important for drivers to follow the Snow Emergency parking rules so plows can do the best job possible clearing snow. Vehicles parked on the street in violation of Snow Emergency rules can be ticketed or towed.

Getting drivers to follow Snow Emergency parking rules helps the City, too. Towing and impounding vehicles is expensive and makes plowing inefficient, so it’s in everyone’s interest to help drivers follow the parking rules and avoid a ticket and tow.

Sign up now, stay informed throughout the season

Residents, workers and visitors have several ways to learn when Snow Emergencies are declared and what to do when they are. The City advises drivers to put many of these tools to use, not just one or two. The more ways people use to learn about a Snow Emergency, the more prepared they will be to do their part, and the less likely they will be to be towed.

 

 

 

Published Oct 29, 2019

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