Snow-emergency parking rules
- December 9, 2012 - 10:51 PM
The Twin Cities declared snow emergencies on Sunday. Here's a summary of the parking rules. For information on road conditions, call 511 or visit www.511mn.org. For Metro Transit information, call 612-373-3333 (TTY service: 612-341-0140).
Phase 1 (until 8 a.m. Monday): Don't park on either side of a snow-emergency route until it is fully plowed to the curb. Snow-emergency routes are marked with red snow-emergency signs and blue street name signs.
Phase 2 (8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday): Don't park on the even-numbered side of non-snow-emergency routes (for the most part, residential streets) until fully plowed. Also, don't park on either side of city parkways until they are fully plowed. For a list of parkways, go to www.startribune.com/a37.
Phase 3 (8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday): Don't park on the odd-numbered side of non-snow-emergency routes (for the most part, residential 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: For information in several languages, call 612-348-SNOW (612-348-7669) or visit www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/snow, where you can also sign up for e-mail, phone or text-message notification of snow emergencies. TTY: 612-673-2116.
If you are towed: Call 612-673-5777 for details. TTY: 612-673-2157.
Phase 1 (night plowing): Beginning at 9 p.m. Sunday, parking was banned on streets posted as "Night Plow Route" or on sides of streets posted as "Night Plow Route This Side of Street." Generally, this includes downtown and arterial streets and one side of north-south residential streets.
Phase 2 (day plowing): Parking resumes Monday on fully plowed night plow routes, including the fully plowed side of residential streets marked as night plow routes. All-day plow routes (nonposted east-west residential streets and nonposted sides of north-south residential streets) will be plowed Monday, beginning typically at 8 a.m. Parking is banned until snow has been plowed to the curb.
Information: Call 651-266-PLOW (651-266-7569) or visit www.stpaul.gov/snow. To get e-mail alerts, click on the SnowAlert link.
If you are towed: For vehicles towed from areas north of Interstate 94, call 651-603-6895. For vehicles towed from south of I-94, call 651-292-6005.
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