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Snowstorm results in more than 4,000 vehicles ticketed or towed in Minneapolis

St. Paul had zero vehicles towed.

More than 4,000 Minneapolis residents have had their vehicles ticketed or towed since the weekend blizzard forced a snow emergency in the city. 

According to the latest update from the City of Minneapolis, there have been 3,542 tickets issued and 569 vehicles towed. 

A parking ticket in Minneapolis costs $45 while the standard towing fee is $138. That equates to $159,390 in parking fines and least $78,522 in towing fees. 


– Twin Cities in for more snow on Wednesday.

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The snow emergency remains in effect in Minneapolis through 8 p.m. Monday, so you cannot park on the odd side of the street (defined by house numbers that end with an odd number.)

If your street is fully plowed, meaning the plows have come through and cleared the snow as wide as possible, you can begin parking on either side even if the snow emergency is still in effect. 

Zero tows in St. Paul

While it was bad luck for some Minneapolitan drivers, those in St. Paul had a huge let-off this weekend.

According to the Star Tribune, parking violations resulted in zero tows because the city's contract with impound lots had expired. 

BMTN has reached out to the City of St. Paul for information on how many tickets were issued during the snow emergency, which is no longer in effect. 

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