Snow Emergencies Mean Busy Lines At Impound Lots

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A lot of Twin Cities communities are under snow emergencies Wednesday morning, including Minneapolis and St. Paul. That also means many are feeling the pain of having their vehicles towed.

Most of the Twin Cities received at least nine inches of snow on Tuesday, and some areas received up to a foot. And cities need to clear the roads of that, which is why they call snow emergencies.

You’ll want to pay close attention, otherwise you could end up with a ticket and you could get towed. In Minneapolis, they already started towing some vehicles last night. Wednesday is day two of the snow emergency in Minneapolis. That means you cannot park on the even side of non-snow emergency routes.

As of noon, about 450 vehicles were towed in Minneapolis. In St. Paul, about 375 vehicles.

So if the house address is an even number, do not park in front of it. Park on the odd side of the street instead.

In St. Paul, they’re clearing all Day Plow routes starting at 8 a.m., including those east-west residential streets.

To check where to park, call 348-SNOW in Minneapolis or 266-PLOW in St. Paul. The free call will save you at least a couple hundred bucks. It’s about $40 for a tow and about $140 on average to get your car out of the impound lot.


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