Minneapolis snow emergency parking rules

  • Updated: March 2, 2007 - 7:14 PM

Minneapolis declared a snow emergency that took effect at 9 p.m. Thursday. Here’s a summary of the parking rules. For information on road conditions, call 511 or go online at www.511mn.org. For Metro Transit information, call 612-373-3333 (TTY service: 612-341-0140).

Phase 3 (8 a.m. to 8 p.m. today): Don’t park on the odd-numbered side of residential (non-snow-emergency route) streets until they are fully plowed.

After 8 p.m., parking resumes on both sides of all streets unless posted otherwise or further winter parking restrictions are put into effect.

Information: Call 612-348-SNOW (612-348-7669), watch city cable channel 14 or government meeting cable channel 79, listen to KBEM (88.5 FM), or get information online at www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/snow, where you can also sign up for e-mail notification of snow emergencies.

Other hot lines: TTY: 612-673-2116, Spanish: 612-673-3819, Somali: 612-673-2141, Hmong: 612-673-2933.

Tagging and towing: In Minneapolis, the fine for violating snow-emergency parking regulations is $34 and towing charges are $138 plus daily storage fees. Heavy-duty towing charge is $175 plus winching charge.

Towing fees are payable in cash, preprinted check, Visa, MasterCard or American Express. Cardholder must be present. Bring proof of ownership, proof of insurance, a picture ID, and license number or vehicle identification number. A vehicle can be released only to the registered owner or a relative with the same last name.

The impound lot is at 51 Colfax Av. N., Minneapolis; phone 612-673-5777; TTY: 612-673-2157; open 24 hours a day during snow emergencies.

For weather updates, go to StarTribune.com.

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