Snow Emergencies in Twin Cities Lead to Busy Impound Lots

Updated: 12/26/2013 2:24 PM
Created: 12/25/2013 11:31 AM
By: Scott Theisen

Can't find your car today? Crews started hauling vehicles away Wednesday night in St. Paul and Minneapolis after snow emergencies were declared.

Trucks started plowing all "Night Plow Routes" at 9 p.m. Christmas Day.

In Minneapolis, parking was not allowed on either side of snow emergency routes on Wednesday night. On Thursday, you shouldn't park on the even side of a non-snow emergency route, and do not park on the odd side of those routes on Friday.

In St. Paul, snow emergency parking restrictions continue Thursday as crews plow all "Day Plow Routes," which are any street not marked as a "Night Plow Route." Officials are reminding residents to move their vehicles from Day Plow Routes to avoid being ticketed and towed.

St. Paul officials said Thursday that 700 fewer cars were ticketed and 100 fewer cars were towed, compared to what they usually see during the first phase of a snow emergency.

St. Paul residents are also being asked to shovel their sidewalks. Corner property owners should consider shoveling the curb cuts and crosswalks to the street gutter. People who have difficulty walking will appreciate this effort, city officials said.

For more information visit the city of St. Paul's website.

Photo: MGN Online

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