Minneapolis: Over 6,500 citations issued, 640 vehicles towed during snow emergency
The final numbers are in for the number of citations issued and vehicles towed during the season’s first major winter storm in the Twin Cities.
As previously reported by 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS, the city of Minneapolis reported 770 tickets were distributed during the first day of the snow emergency, while 220 vehicles were towed.
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During the second day of the event, another 2,976 tickets were issued, and an additional 192 vehicles were towed.
On the third day, Minneapolis officials say 2, 794 tickets were issued, and 228 vehicles were towed.
Altogether, that is a total of 6,531 tickets were issued, and 640 vehicles were towed in that city alone.
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5 EYEWITNESS NEWS has reached out to the city of St. Paul for its final numbers and will update this article when that information becomes available.
Previously, St. Paul officials said 849 citations were issued during the first day of the snow event, and 251 vehicles were towed.
In Minneapolis, a ticket costs $45, plus a $138 fee if it’s towed and $18 per day it’s not picked up from the impound lot. St. Paul charges $56 for parking tickets and $275.08 for towing, plus a $15 fee for each day a vehicle sits in the impound lot.
Here is a list of snow emergency locations, rules and different ways to sign up for text and email alerts in St. Paul and Minneapolis.