Help spread the word on Facebook – We’re having a Snow Emergency

With a Snow Emergency in effect until Friday, Dec. 11, it’s a good time to let your friends know that they should be careful about where they park in Minneapolis. One easy way to do that is to use your Facebook profile to make sure your friends get the heads up that they need to follow the Snow Emergency parking rules.

This season, we’re asking folks on Facebook to change their profile picture to a special Snow Emergency image whenever one is declared. That way, every one of their Facebook friends will know a Snow Emergency is in effect in Minneapolis so they can avoid getting towed.

STEP 1: Come up with a Snow Emergency profile picture

Everyones Facebook profile is unique. To reflect that, come up with an image that reflects the kind of Snow Emergency person you are. All it needs to have is the Snow Emergency logo and your own creative skills. For some ideas, a Snow Emergency logo, and Snow Emergency profile pictures you can use right away, go to our website.

STEP 2: When a Snow Emergency is in effect, make that image your profile picture.
You can also send out a status update to remind your friends a Snow Emergency is in effect.

STEP 3: Share your unique profile pictures with us.
E-mail them to ProfilePic@minneapolismn.gov. We’ll share the best ones on our Snow Emergency Facebook page.

Snow Emergency on Facebook and Twitter

Social media is proving to be a popular way for people to find out if a Snow Emergency is in effect. The City of Minneapolis has Snow Emergency profiles on Facebook and Twitter that are updated whenever a Snow Emergency is declared.

Other ways to find out about Snow Emergencies:

For more information on Snow Emergency, including the rules about where you can park, visit the City's website.

Published Dec 10, 2009