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Winter parking restrictions slated to be lifted Thursday

Posted by: Eric Roper Updated: March 26, 2014 - 12:25 PM

On Thursday morning at 10 a.m., both Minneapolis and St. Paul will lift restrictions that limited parking to one side of many streets.

Because of major snow piles, the cities prohibited parking on the even side of non-snow emergency routes starting in February.

The restrictions are being lifted because of snow melt during recent days of milder temperatures and ample sunlight.

Minneapolis' restrictions were slated to be in place until April 1 -- next Tuesday -- or until "city officials announce conditions warrant that they may be lifted."

The cities warned that some streets may still have some restricted parking.

"In the few areas where additional parking restrictions were posted using temporary signs, there will be a transition period of about a week in which those signs will be removed or replaced," said a statement from Minneapolis. "As always, drivers should continue to follow any posted parking signs as long as they are in place."

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