Here we go again. Snow emergencies have been declared in both Minneapolis and St. Paul. Parking restrictions begin at 9 p.m.
Remember that crews can only plow the full width of the street if cars are out of the way. And if you forget, you're going to kick yourself, because your car may end up with a ticket, or in the impound lot.
Here's a refresher course:[jump]
We're already under winter-long parking restrictions; those get suspended until the current snow emergency ends.
Today is Day of the emergency. Starting at 9 p.m., park on either side of non-Snow Emergency routes, the ones that don't have the red sign: Snow Emergency Route. Do not park on either side of streets with the Snow Emergency Route signs. Snow plows will clear those streets first.
Tomorrow morning, Day 2 rules start at 8 a.m. Park on the odd side of non-Snow Emergency Route streets, and on either side of streets with the red sign: Snow Emergency Route. Do not park on the even side of non-Snow Emergency routes, and on either side of parkways. For more Minneapolis snow emergency details, click here.
Starting at 9 p.m, all night plow routes will be plowed. That means any streets with "Night Plow Route" sign. "NIGHT PLOW ROUTE" and one side of all north-south residential streets posted with signs that say "Night Plow Route This Side Of Street." Tomorrow at 8 a.m., all day plow routes will be plowed. That means all non-posted east-west residential streets and the non-posted side of north-south residential streets.
Parking is banned until streets are plowed full width to the curb. There will be tagging and towing ahead of the plows starting immediately at 9:00 P.M. and continuing throughout the Snow Emergency. For more information, visit the St. Paul city website.