Mpls., St. Paul Forgo Snow Emergencies For Now

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Though another few inches of snow fell on the Twin Cities overnight, both Minneapolis and St. Paul are not declaring snow emergencies.

At least for Christmas Eve.

The City of Minneapolis announced that they are not declaring a snow emergency on Friday, as crews have been plowing overnight and treating the streets.

The city said crews were able to work “thanks in part to residents following the parking rules.”

So long as the city hasn’t declared a snow emergency, normal winter parking restrictions remain in effect. Parking is only allowed on snow emergency routes and the odd side of non-snow emergency routes.

St. Paul said, “after taking into consideration all of the issues today with the snow and the holiday,” they will not be declaring a snow emergency this Friday, either.

“We understand the burden that a snow emergency places on the residents and at this time when many out-of-town guests will be arriving, we also understand the parking confusion this may cause,” read the city’s website. “Parking is already at a premium.”

Crews will continue to work to make roads clear, and reevaluate the situation on Saturday to see if a snow emergency declaration is needed then.

You can always check each city’s websites to check whether there are snow emergencies in effect. Click here for Minneapolis. Click here for St. Paul.


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