Minnesotans Clean Up After Groundhog Day BlizzardTuesday's heavy snow fall caused the drive to and from work and school to take a lot longer than normal. Even with the slower driving, there were many accidents. The Minnesota State Patrol says at least 475 vehicles wound up in the ditch. Nearly 563 others were involved in a crash, and more than 50 people were hurt.
St. Paul To Plow Streets During WarmupThe City of St. Paul says it will be taking opportunity of the expected warmup to do a thorough plowing job on all residential streets. The city will be plowing from 7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 15 and Friday, Jan. 16.
Snow Plowing: There’s An App For ThatA new app that offers on-demand snow plowing is becoming a big hit in the Twin Cities.
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St. Paul, Minneapolis Declare Snow EmergenciesThe latest round of overnight snow across the Twin Cities has caused a few communities to declare snow emergencies. The City of St. Paul joined Bloomington, Lonsdale, St. Louis Park, Mendota Heights and Osseo after four to five inches of snow fell late Friday night and into Saturday morning.
St. Paul & Mpls. In Day 2 Of Snow EmergencyThe Twin Cities are each in their second day of snow emergencies Thursday following the three inches of snow that fell on Christmas Eve. In St. Paul, parking is prohibited on all Day Plow routes beginning at 8 a.m., which include all non-posted east-west residential streets and the non-posted side of north-south residential streets. In Minneapolis, there is no parking on the even side of non-snow emergency routes from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m.
Mpls., St. Paul, Plymouth Declare Snow EmergenciesAfter Tuesday night’s snow fall, Minneapolis, St. Paul and plymouth have declared snow emergencies. Starting at 9 p.m. Wednesday night, parking is prohibited on both sides of Snow Emergency routes in Minneapolis. Then beginning Thursday at 8 a.m., you are not allowed to park on the even side of non-snow emergency streets. In St. Paul, parking is not allowed on all Night Plow routes beginning on Wednesday night at 9 p.m. Then on Thursday at 8 a.m., plowing of Day Route streets will begin.
Mpls. Snow Emergency Unlikely By Minneapolis city law, the winter season is considered Nov. 1 through April 1, meaning the city can't declare a snow emergency, even if several inches fall on Thursday.
Snow Emergencies? 'Yes' For St. Paul, 'No' For Mpls.The City of Minneapolis will not declare a snow emergency Friday, but will send out plows to clear streets and alleys. St. Paul has declared a snow emergency effective 9 p.m. Friday night.
St. Paul Asks Residents To Move Cars For More PlowingThe Saint Paul Public Works is asking for residents to voluntarily move their cars this weekend to help snow plows continue to clear residential streets.
Good Question: How Do Cities Decide Which Roads Get Plowed First? With 900 miles of streets, it takes a good three days for about 70 Minneapolis plows to get the city curb-to-curb clean.
Brown Winter Means More Green For Many CitiesThe warm, brown winter that has disappointed snow lovers in much of the U.S. has put more green in the pockets of state and local governments that had their budgets busted last year by the high cost of plowing and running roaring furnaces.