Minneapolis declares Snow Emergency
Minneapolis officials have declared a Snow Emergency beginning today, Dec. 25, 2009. 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 so crews can plow more than 1,000 miles of streets from curb to curb.
Tonight, Dec. 25, 9 p.m. to 8 a.m. (Day 1)
Do not park on EITHER side of Snow Emergency routes until the street is fully plowed.
Saturday, Dec. 26, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Day 2)
Do not park on the EVEN side of non-Snow Emergency routes, or on EITHER side of parkways until the street is fully plowed.
Sunday, Dec. 27, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Day 3)
Do not park on the ODD side of non-Snow Emergency routes until the street is fully plowed.
Whenever possible the City avoids declaring Snow Emergencies on holidays. However, the timing of this winter storm system and the amount of snow that’s already on the ground have made driving difficult. A full plowing of our streets and parkways is needed to make the streets passable for emergency vehicles and other drivers.
Contrary to what many people believe, Snow Emergencies are not moneymakers for the City, so it’s in everyone’s best interest to follow the parking rules so plows can do the best job possible, and so folks can avoid a ticket and tow. Working together, City crews can deliver the high-quality plowing services that residents demand.is for normal paragraph text. This is for normal paragraph text.
Published Dec. 25, 2009