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.
On Wednesday morning, crews across the Twin Cities were working hard to clear all the snow from the streets after many of them declared snow emergencies. As always, that meant drivers needed to be extra cautious of where they parked, or end up getting towed.
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.
Local tow operators report a bittersweet surge in business due the heat wave that grips the Twin Cities. In fact, one major player in the metro towing service scene, Bobby & Steve’s in downtown Minneapolis, reports a near doubling of business since the heat wave began Sunday.
Area streets have improved the day after the big snow storm, but they’ve also become snow packed and ice covered.
Several St. Paul residents are a bit poorer today.
There is more trouble for a Minneapolis towing company after a Ramsey County man filed suit against Cedar Towing, seeking class-action status.