Not even insurance adjusters are allowed in to the exclusion zone declared by the city Monday. The Minneapolis police say residents will be allowed to come in block by block once crews determine the areas are safe from gas leaks, energized power lines and other hazards. As for everyone else?
Non-residents will not be permitted into the exclusion zone until such time as City services can support such traffic. Persons who attempt to enter the exclusionary zone prior to areas being opened, attempt entry without going through an authorized checkpoint or who are non-residents can be charged with a misdemeanor under Minnesota State Statute 12.45. These restrictions are in place to ensure the safety of everyone.
That comes under Minnesota law governing emergency powers of the state.