President Obama’s visit to a popular Minneapolis park Thursday will cause several road closures and parking restrictions. The Minneapolis Park and Recreations Board says the president will visit Minnehaha Park for an event that’s closed to the public.
The City of Lakes already has winter parking restrictions in effect due to the streets being clogged with snow and ice, and now some snow emergency routes will see some fresh parking restrictions.
The Twin Cities have already implemented winter parking restrictions due to this season’s combo of relentless snow and persistent, frigid cold, and now parking restrictions are coming to the western suburbs.
All the snow this winter is creating more headaches for drivers, and now St. Paul is putting parking restrictions into effect citywide.
Our ever-growing piles of snow are forcing some communities to ask for help with parking. City streets seem to be getting narrower by the week, with solid mounds of snow pushing parked cars farther into the roadway. That can be a real hazard, especially in cases where emergency vehicles need to get through.
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.
Minneapolis has declared a snow emergency for Sunday.