Snow emergencies declared in Minneapolis and St. Paul


Minneapolis and St. Paul declared snow emergencies Saturday after a 2 to 5 inch snowfall across the Twin Cities.

The Star Tribune reports that parking restrictions will begin at 9 p.m. in both cities. For details on parking restrictions in Minneapolis, click here. For St. Paul parking rules, click here.

In Minneapolis there is no parking on either side of a snow emergency route until the street has been fully plowed. If a vehicle violates the restrictions it will be ticketed and towed.

From 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Sunday there is no parking on the even side o a non-snow emergency route or on either side of a parkway until they are fully plowed.

The from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday there is no parking on the odd side of a non-snow emergency route.

In St. Paul, night plow routes will be plowed starting at 9 p.m. Any vehicles parked on those streets will be ticked and towed. Then starting at 8 a.m. on Sunday all day plow routes will be plowed. If vehicles are parked on those streets are not moved by 8 a.m. on Sunday they will be ticketed and towed. Any streets in the St. Paul not marked with a night plow sign is a day plow route.

The National Weather Service reports the heaviest snow fall totals in the metro came through parts of Hennepin and Wright counties.

In the metro Hennepin and Wright counties back into central Minnesota near St. Cloud.

St. Michael reported 6 inches of snow, while Brooklyn Park, Plymouth, Edina and Lakeville all reported 5 inches, according to the weather service. The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport recorded around 4.5 inches.

Around the rest of the state, the north central Minnesota town of Wadena recorded 7.5 inches of snow. Nearby Hewitt received around 7 inches.

Bloomington, Lonsdale, St. Louis Park, Mendota Heights and Osseo also have declared snow emergencies after the storm, according to WCCO.

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