More Than 2,000 Towed In Mpls., St. Paul

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Between Minneapolis and St. Paul, more than 2,000 cars were towed during snow emergencies.

Sunday was the second day of a Minneapolis snow emergency which meant parking was restricted on the even sides of non-snow emergency routes from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m., or until the side has been fully plowed.

On day one of Minneapolis’ snow emergency, 525 cars were towed from 9 p.m. until Sunday morning and an additional 629 cars were towed on Sunday — for a grand total of 1154 vehicles.

Minneapolis residents must move vehicles from the odd side of non-snow emergency routes to the event side between 8 p.m. Sunday and 8 a.m. Monday.

If the city declares a third day of a Minneapolis snow emergency, parking will be restricted on the odd sides of non-snow emergency routes from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., or until the side has been fully plowed.

After 8 p.m. on Monday, Minneapolis residents may park vehicles on both sides of all streets until the next snow emergency is declared, unless posted otherwise.

For more information on snow emergencies in Minneapolis, call (612) 348-SNOW (7669).

As for St. Paul, more than 1,000 vehicles had been towed from 9 p.m. Saturday until Sunday night. For recorded up-to-the-minute St. Paul snow plowing information 24 hours a day, call (651) 266-PLOW.


One Comment

  1. Dominic Wetzel says:

    this article has had a type all day in it .. car have to be moved to the “even” side, not the “event” side

  2. Dominic Wetzel says:

    oops I mean “typo” lol

  3. L H says:

    This may be a newsworthy item to look into. Other than our home phone, I spoke with a number of people that live in S Mpls that are also on the list to be called by the City when a Snow Emergency is posted. No one received any calls. It was also posted very late in the morning on Saturday on the City website. It was all handled pretty poorly except the ticketing and towing which was right on schedule.

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