Parking restrictions come with annual street clean up.
Street sweeping began Tuesday in Minneapolis, meaning residents will have to pay attention to where they park their vehicles.
Over the next five weeks, crews will sweep more than 1,100 miles of city streets from curb to curb to clean up debris and leaves that have collected in gutters and storm drains.
ADVANCE NOTICE: The city will post "No Parking" signs a minimum of 24 hours in advance on blocks that will be swept. In addition, the city will make about 3,500 automated phone calls each evening to inform residents that their streets will be swept the following day. Residents also can go to the city's website and use the Street Sweeping Schedule Lookup tool to find out when sweepers will be in their neighborhoods. It can be found at www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/streetsweep.
PARK OUT OF THE WAY: Vehicles parked on streets designated for sweeping will be ticketed and towed to the Minneapolis Impound lot, 51 Colfax Av. N. Current rates are $138 for a tow plus an $18 daily storage fee assessed daily at midnight.
Residents may resume parking on their streets once the temporary "No Parking" signs are removed.