Minneapolis Residents Dig Out Ahead of Snow Emergency

April 15, 2018 04:31 PM

The City of Minneapolis declared a snow emergency Sunday morning, giving drivers less than a dozen hours to move their cars from snow emergency routes.

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In Northeast Minneapolis, many got a head start on the 15 inches of snow covering their cars, while the flurries continued to fall. Over his 15 years in the Marcy Holmes Neighborhood, Tom Steinmetz doesn't recall a snowstorm quite like this one.

"I can't remember the last time we got this much all at once," Steinmetz said. " That Prince song, 'Sometimes it Snows in April,' has been on all of our minds a lot this month, it comes with the territory."

Steinmetz's son, Gabriel, grew sick of the snow drifts covering his car and decided to take another set of wheels for a spin.

"I have a car," Gabriel said, sitting on a fat tire bike. "But lots of times this is a way better way of getting around. It's exercise and way less hassle."

Dan Fleissner, Kelly Dufour and their dog decided to avoid the inevitable problems in the parking lot.

"We pretty much made the decision that we'll be venturing on foot today," Dufour said, after helping several drivers free their cars from the snow Saturday.

For more information on Minneapolis' snow emergency policies, click here.


Tyler Berg

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