Cities throughout Minnesota declare snow emergencies

Cities throughout Minnesota declare snow emergencies Photo: KSTP-TV

February 20, 2019 04:44 PM

Heavy snowfall prompted several cities to declare snow emergencies Wednesday.

St. Paul officials said beginning at 9 p.m. Wednesday, all night plow routes will be plowed - streets with signs posted that read "Night Plow Route" and "Night Plow Route-This Side of Street." Vehicles not removed from those routes by 9 p.m. Wednesday will be ticketed and towed.

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Beginning at 8 a.m. Thursday, all day plow routes in St. Paul will be plowed. If a street is not marked as a night plow route, it is considered a day plow route. Vehicles not removed from those routes by 8 a.m. Thursday will be ticketed and towed.

Minneapolis city officials also declared a snow emergency Wednesday. Parking rules will begin at 9 p.m.

Additionally, Bloomington, Crystal, Eden Prairie, Elk River, Lauderdale, Le Sueur, Mankato, Red Wing, Richfield, Robbinsdale, St. Anthony, St. Louis Park and Wayzata declared snow emergencies.

Also, Brooklyn Park declared a snow emergency on Tuesday, which took effect Wednesday.

Find snow emergency information where you live here

The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for much of central and southern Minnesota, through eastern South Dakota and into western Wisconsin. Forecasters have said the advancing winter storm could produce up to 9 inches of snow in parts of Minnesota and western Wisconsin.

RELATED: New record could be set following Wednesday's snowstorm

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