ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn. (WCCO) — The City of St. Louis Park is making a request to residents to limit their on-street parking from now until the end of winter.
The city said that the amount of snow currently on the ground makes it difficult for firefighters, police officers, and drivers of buses and plows to navigate through the streets if people are also parked there.
For that reason, St. Louis Park officials asked people to refrain from parking on the even sides of city streets, and limit themselves only to parking on the odd sides.
As of right now, the city is only making a request to residents, and compliance is strictly voluntary. However, the city said that further snow events could force them to make the parking restrictions mandatory.
The last time that happened was in 1997. There was a voluntary parking restriction in 2012.