Snow emergencies declared in Minneapolis, St. Paul

  • Article by: CASEY COMMON , Star Tribune
  • Updated: January 18, 2014 - 4:55 PM

A quick-moving storm dropped 2 to 5 inches of snow on the Twin Cities area early Saturday morning.

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Minneapolis and St. Paul were among metro-area cities declaring snow emergencies Saturday after a quick-moving winter storm dropped 2 to 5 inches of snow across the Twin Cities.

The heavier amounts were reported in Hennepin and Wright counties and on northwest to St. Cloud, according to the National Weather Service. Brooklyn Park, Plymouth, Edina and Lakeville all reported 5 inches. Washington County and other parts of the northeast metro saw less, with Stillwater reporting 2 inches.

In Wright County, St. Michael weighed in with 6 inches. The Weather Service said 4.5 inches were recorded at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

Parking restrictions in Minneapolis and St. Paul begin at 9 p.m. For Minneapolis parking rules, click here. For St. Paul parking rules, click here.

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