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Snow Emergency Declared In Plymouth

Plymouth becomes the first city in the metro area to declare a snow emergency Thursday. City officials say the emergency will go into effect Thursday night at 10 p.m. Blizzard conditions are causing chaos on roads throughout the state

01/08/2015

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Weekend Snow Emergency Info For The Twin Cities Metro

For those traveling in the Twin Cities metro on Sunday for the Vikings game or just to hang out, here’s what you need to know – or have access to – in regards to snow emergency rules.

12/28/2014

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Hopkins, Robbinsdale Issue Winter 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.

03/05/2014

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Cities Running Low On Salt During Extra-Snowy Season

This winter hasn’t just been tough on our commutes and our psyche, it’s been rough on city budgets, too.

02/24/2014

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Mpls. ‘Winter Parking Restrictions’ Begin Sunday Morning

Due to the almost 57 inches of snow that has fallen in Minneapolis so far this season, city officials will implement winter parking restrictions beginning on Sunday morning. The restrictions effectively ban parking on the even side of all non-snow emergency routes beginning at 8 a.m. on Sunday morning, and will last until April 1, according to city officials. The ban may be lifted before that end date if conditions improve.

02/22/2014

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Troopers Respond To 174 Crashes As Snow Storm Hits Minn.

After two days with highs in the 40s, a winter storm slammed into Minnesota Thursday, bringing blizzard conditions to the southern part of the state and threatening to dump well over 10 inches of snow overnight in the eastern-most counties.

02/20/2014

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Warmer Temps Makes President’s Day Snow Bearable

When the snow is piled so high that your neighborhood is almost unrecognizable, why not grab your friends and pile on. While the kids built snow forts and had snowball fights in one Champlin neighborhood, the adults worked by clearing sidewalks and driveways. Katie Matzke says the milder temperatures make this storm much easier to endure. “Today is just great. The kids can get out and have so much fun in the snow, and get some of their wiggles out, whereas before when it was so cold they couldn’t even go outside,” Matzke said. “I mean, it was just plain too dangerous.

02/17/2014

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Where Does The Snow Go In Minneapolis?

Minneapolis is known as the City of Lakes, but lately it’s looked more like the city of snow. Lisa McCulloch says the snow piles are in the way of everyone’s day-to-day operations. “That’s all you see are snow piles. You trudge over them to keep walking on the sidewalks,” McCulloch said. “Driving, I’d feel like I can’t quite see around that corner or I’m not sure if somebody is coming.”

01/31/2014

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St. Paul, Minneapolis Declare Snow Emergencies

The 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.

01/18/2014

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Minneapolis Enters Day 3 Of Snow Emergency

The City of Minneapolis is reminding its residents who park on the street that the recently issued snow emergency has not expired. City officials said Friday is Day 3 of the snow emergency.

12/27/2013

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St. Paul & Mpls. In Day 2 Of Snow Emergency

The 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.

12/26/2013

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Mpls., St. Paul, Plymouth Declare Snow Emergencies

After 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.

12/25/2013

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St. Paul Declares Snow Emergency, Takes Advantage Of Warmer Weather

The City of St. Paul declared a snow emergency on Tuesday so crews can get out and clear snow after the recent warm-up in the Twin Cities, Mayor Chris Coleman said. The snow emergency will go into effect at 9 p.m. Tuesday.

12/17/2013

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Snow Emergencies Mean Busy Lines At Impound Lots

A lot of Twin Cities communities are under snow emergencies Wednesday morning, including Minneapolis and St. Paul.

03/06/2013

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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.

02/22/2013

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St. Paul Impounds More Than 1,000 Cars During Snow Emergency

The St. Paul impound lot says its received more than 1,000 cars since snow emergency began in the city over the weekend.

02/11/2013

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St. Paul Asks Residents To Move Cars From Residential Streets

City officials say plows will be in operation on residential streets during the day Tuesday, and they are asking residents to move their cars off streets to help with the plow effort.

01/28/2013

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Minneapolis To Replace, Modify Snow Emergency Signs

The City of Minneapolis plans to replace all 5,500 Snow Emergency Route signs.

01/14/2013

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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.

12/10/2012

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Storm’s Aftermath Causes Headaches For Drivers, Injuries For Walkers

Area streets have improved the day after the big snow storm, but they’ve also become snow packed and ice covered.

12/10/2012

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Electronic Signs To Warn Motorists Of Snow Emergencies

A number of electronic signs should help alert motorists avoid getting ticketed and towed in Minneapolis this winter.

11/27/2012

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Nearly 2K Vehicles Ticketed, 795 Towed In St. Paul

Several St. Paul residents are a bit poorer today.

03/01/2012

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St. Paul Declares Snow Emergency, Not So For Minneapolis

The City of St. Paul declared a snow emergency Wednesday afternoon following the winter storm that struck the Twin Cities metro area earlier in the morning.

02/29/2012

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Coming Storm Threatens Low Snow Emergency Streak

Snow in the forecast could break our zero snow emergency streak.

02/27/2012

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Mpls Uses Digital Billboards For Snow Emergencies

Minneapolis officials are launching a new tool to let drivers know when the city is under a snow emergency.

12/07/2011

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