Snow Emergency parking rules

During a Snow Emergency, special parking rules go into effect. These rules allow City crews to plow streets. It also allows emergency vehicles and other traffic to get through.

Parking rules day by day

Day 1

Parking rules begin at 9 p.m.

Graphic of day 1 snow emergency parking rules.

You can park: 

  • On either side of parkways and streets that are not Snow Emergency Routes

Do not park:

  • On either side of Snow Emergency Routes. Snowplows will clear these streets first. You can park on these streets after they're fully plowed.

How to tell if a street is a Snow Emergency Route

How to tell if a street is fully plowed

How to tell if a street is a parkway

Day 2

Parking rules begin at 8 a.m.

Graphic of day 2 snow emergency parking rules.

You can park:

  • On the odd side of streets that are not Snow Emergency Routes. The odd side of the street has addresses that end in odd numbers. Examples: 1247 Maple St. or 2561 18th Ave.
  • On both sides of Snow Emergency Routes

Do not park:

  • On the even side of streets that are not Snow Emergency Routes. The even side of the street has addresses that end in even numbers. Examples: 1238 Oak St. or 2574 Cedar Ave.
  • On either side of parkways

You can park on these streets after they're fully plowed. Between 8 p.m. - 8 a.m. move your vehicle from the odd side to the even side. Day 3 rules begin at 8 a.m.

How to tell if a street is a Snow Emergency Route

How to tell if a street is fully plowed

How to find the odd or even side of streets

How to tell if a street is a parkway

Day 3

Parking rules begin at 8 a.m.

Day 3 snow emergency parking rules

 

You can park:

  • On the even side of streets that are not Snow Emergency Routes. The even side of the street has addresses that end in even numbers. Examples: 1238 Oak St. or 2574 Cedar Ave.
  • On both sides of Snow Emergency Routes
  • On both sides of parkways

Do not park:

  • On the odd side of streets that are not Snow Emergency Routes. The odd side of the street has addresses that end in odd numbers. Examples: 1247 Maple St. or 2561 18th Ave. You can park on these streets after they're fully plowed.

How to tell if a street is a Snow Emergency Route

How to tell if a street is fully plowed

How to find the odd or even side of streets

How to tell if a street is a parkway

Snow Emergency parking map

Look up your location to find out where you can park on any day of a Snow Emergency.

Parking on fully plowed streets

  • "Fully plowed" means the street is completely cleared of snow and has been plowed as wide as possible.
  • You can park on fully plowed streets even if a Snow Emergency is still in effect.
  • Make sure the street has been plowed as wide as possible before parking. Crews may come down a street more than once.

Parkways

View a map of streets that are enforced as "parkways." 

Minneapolis parkways map

Plowed on Day 1:

  • 46th St. E. (Cedar Ave. S. to Longfellow Ave. S.) 
  • Main St. SE (Hennepin Ave. E. to Third Ave. SE)

Plowed on Day 2:

  • First St. S. (21st Ave. S. to River Parkway W.)
  • 22nd Ave. S. (Nokomis Pkwy. E. and Minnehaha Parkway E.)
  • 26th Ave. N. (Theodore Wirth Parkway to Vincent Ave. N.)
  • Fourth St. S. (21st Ave. S. to River Parkway W.)
  • 53rd St. E. (Nokomis Parkway E. to Woodlawn Blvd.)
  • Fifth St. NE (St. Anthony Parkway to Columbia Parkway)
  • Bde Maka Ska Blvd. (W. 32nd St. to Excelsior Blvd.) – formerly Calhoun Blvd.
  • E. Bde Maka Ska Parkway – formerly Calhoun Parkway E.
  • W. Bde Maka Ska Parkway – formerly Calhoun Parkway W.
  • Cedar Lake Parkway
  • Columbia Parkway
  • Dean Parkway
  • Derby Ave. (Woodlawn Blvd. to Nokomis Parkway E.)
  • Emerson Ave. S. (Kenwood Parkway to Dunwoody Blvd.)
  • Godfrey Parkway
  • Humboldt Ave. S. (Minnehaha Parkway W. – north and southbound)
  • Kenwood Parkway
  • Kings Highway (Lake Harriet Parkway E. to Dupont Ave. S. and 46th St. W. to 36th St. W.)
  • Knox Ave. S. (the Mall to Lake of the Isles Parkway E.)
  • Lake Harriet Parkway E.
  • Lake Harriet Parkway W.
  • Lake of the Isles Parkway E.
  • Lake of the Isles Parkway W.
  • Linden Hills Blvd. (Lake Harriet Parkway W. to William Berry Dr.)
  • Memorial Parkway
  • Minnehaha Parkway E.
  • Minnehaha Parkway W.
  • Nokomis Parkway E.
  • Nokomis Parkway W.
  • Ridgeway Parkway NE
  • River Parkway E.
  • River Parkway W.
  • Roseway Rd. (Lake Harriet Parkway E. to Kings Highway)
  • South Minnehaha Park Dr. (54th St. E. to Godfrey Parkway)
  • St. Anthony Parkway
  • Stinson Parkway
  • The Mall (Knox Ave. S. to cul-de-sac near Hennepin Ave. S.)
  • Theodore Wirth Parkway
  • Veterans Home Rd. (Godfrey Parkway to MN Vets Home)
  • William Berry Dr. (Lake Harriet Parkway W. to Richfield Rd.)

Day 3: 

No parkways plowed.

How to find the odd or even side of the street

 

Check the address

The easiest way to tell the odd or even side of a street is to check the street address of buildings.
 
Even side
If the address ends in an even number ( 0, 2, 4, 6, 8), then that building is on the even side of the street
Example: house address number: 1356 Maple or 2512 17th Ave.).
 
Odd side
If the address ends in an odd number ( 1, 3, 5, 7, 9), then that building is on the odd side of the street
Example: house address number: 1359 Maple or 2513 17th Ave.).
 

No address to check

If there are no buildings on the street, it's harder to know which is the odd side or even side.
 
Our advice is to ask neighbors or business owners to let you know which side is even or odd before you park. If you have a question about a specific street, please feel free to contact us.

How to identify Snow Emergency Routes

Signs for Snow Emergency Routes

Streets that are Snow Emergency Routes have red Snow Emergency Route signs and blue street name signs.

Snow Emergency route sign Blue street sign

You can also use the Street Lookup Map to view Snow Emergency Routes. The map can help you figure out which side of a street is even or odd if there are no addresses to check. (311 can also help with this.)

Signs for streets that are not Snow Emergency Routes

Streets that are not Snow Emergency Routes have green or brown street name signs.

 

 

Snow Emergency Parking Rules

Find out where to park your car when a Snow Emergency is declared to avoid a ticket and a tow.

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