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Sorry, curb parkers: Mpls enacts winter parking rules through April

This comes on top of yet another Snow Emergency declaration

Following the major blizzard that pounded the state overnight, the city of Minneapolis has declared a double-whammy for people who park their cars on the street:

A Snow Emergency, plus winter parking restrictions that'll last through April 1. 

The Snow Emergency is standard, meaning it'll go into effect at 9 p.m. Sunday (tonight) and last three days, but the latter declaration means no one will be allowed to park on the EVEN side of many of the city's streets — for over a month. 

The city's website breaks down the rules right here, but the quick version is that, during winter parking restrictions, the even-numbered side of non-Snow-Emergency-routes will be off limits so that snow plows can do their work.

You'll still be able to park on Snow Emergency routes and the odd-numbered side of city streets.

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The restrictions will start the day after the current Snow Emergency ends — Wednesday, Feb. 27, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Of course, leaving your car in one of the affected areas will result in a tow, a ticket, or both. 

The city says there's a chance it could lift the parking ban before April if conditions allow, but we're pretty sure Winter 2019 has no intention of being so merciful. 

You can look up Snow Emergency routes using this interactive map.

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