Here's how to avoid a ticket or tow during MSP snow emergencies [UPDATE]

Categories: Weather
Tatiana Craine
This just in: It's snowing. And both Minneapolis and St. Paul have declared weather emergencies beginning tonight at 9 p.m.

SEE ALSO: Mayor Rybak tweets awesome ode to snow emergencies

Here are the parking restrictions to keep in mind over the next couple days, unless either city calls off the emergency before then. Neglect 'em and risk a ticket or tow.


  • Overnight: Do not park on either side of the street with the red Snow Emergency Route sign. Goes until 8 a.m.
  • Wednesday: Do not park on the side of a non-Snow Emergency route with even addresses until it's fully plowed, or on either side of a parkway until the parkway is fully plowed
  • Thursday: Do not park on the side of a non-Snow Emergency route with odd addresses until it's fully plowed.


  • Overnight: Do not park in either side of the street with the red Night Plow Route sign. Goes until 8 a.m.
  • Wednesday: Parking is banned on Day Plow routes until the street has been plowed full-width. Trouble is, you won't find posted Day Plow signs. Simple rule: avoid any street that hasn't been fully plowed.

You can also sign up for email/text alerts related to the Minneapolis snow emergency. Still confused about routes? Ask the city directly on this Facebook page.

As for driving, Minnesota State Patrol is reporting several accidents in the last few days involving their own squad cars. Don't end up like this guy:

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Cal NotPorn McCaskill
Cal NotPorn McCaskill

Who the fuck comes up with these weird ass rules? Can't wait to leave this bullshit state.

Tasha Isberner
Tasha Isberner

haha people get their cars towed?? yeah fucking right! I see cars still parked all the time that mess up the entire plow system and so on...

Larry Hill
Larry Hill

This is for Ben, Jessica, and Loretta. ;-)

Dave Eckblad
Dave Eckblad

Hey, very useful information. This is the kind of stuff that keeps people interested in your periodical. Stop with the tabloid "look who's arrested this time." BS and maybe your reader funnel will improve.


Well, bye.

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