St. Paul city leaders announce 1-sided parking restrictions starting Friday

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St. Paul city leaders have announced new parking restrictions as another round of snowfall heads our way.

St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter and city leaders announced a parking ban on the even-numbered side of residential streets. It’s scheduled to go into effect Friday at 8 a.m. and will be in effect until April 15 unless the city announces an earlier end date.

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Minnesota has seen record snowfall this winter. A winter weather advisory is already scheduled to go into effect Thursday for several Minnesota counties.

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“The safety of our residents, workers, and visitors is our top priority in St. Paul,” Carter said. “This action will help ensure our emergency services and Public Works can keep our streets safe and passable.”

“We know that on-street parking is critical to many residents, and we’ve done everything we can to keep streets as wide as possible this winter,” St. Paul Public Works Director Sean Kershaw added. “Right now, we can’t get our larger plow trucks down some residential streets. The parking ban enables our crews to be more responsive with whatever winter weather comes in the remaining season.”

The city will be ticketing and towing vehicles that are in violation of the one-sided parking restrictions. The city does have a parking map online to help residents know which streets have parking restrictions to avoid a potential ticket or tow.

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