Here's how to avoid a ticket or tow during MSP snow emergencies [UPDATE]
This just in: It's snowing. And both Minneapolis and St. Paul have declared weather emergencies beginning tonight at 9 p.m.
Here are the parking restrictions to keep in mind over the next couple days, unless either city calls off the emergency before then. Neglect 'em and risk a ticket or tow.
- Overnight: Do not park on either side of the street with the red Snow Emergency Route sign. Goes until 8 a.m.
- Wednesday: Do not park on the side of a non-Snow Emergency route with even addresses until it's fully plowed, or on either side of a parkway until the parkway is fully plowed
- Thursday: Do not park on the side of a non-Snow Emergency route with odd addresses until it's fully plowed.
- Overnight: Do not park in either side of the street with the red Night Plow Route sign. Goes until 8 a.m.
- Wednesday: Parking is banned on Day Plow routes until the street has been plowed full-width. Trouble is, you won't find posted Day Plow signs. Simple rule: avoid any street that hasn't been fully plowed.
You can also sign up for email/text alerts related to the Minneapolis snow emergency . Still confused about routes? Ask the city directly on this Facebook page .
As for driving, Minnesota State Patrol is reporting several accidents in the last few days involving their own squad cars. Don't end up like this guy:
This truck just about hit me while I was out w/a tow truck pulling another vor. Despite flares & 2 other Troopers pic.twitter.com/kaRZLqvtmj-- Sgt. Jesse Grabow (@MSPPIO_NW) January 14, 2014
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