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Minneapolis Has Declared A Snow Emergency After This Saturday’s Snowfall

Jessica Ramos Jessica Ramos

Minneapolis Has Declared A Snow Emergency After This Saturday’s Snowfall

Minneapolis has declared a Snow Emergencies after a mass snowfall this Saturday, leaving roads covered.

The snow may have let up on Sunday, but Minnesotans are still dealing with the aftermath. On January 24th, the city of Minneapolis declared a Snow Emergency on January 24th, with parking rules to be put into place starting at 9 p.m. Day 2 will into effect today (January 25th) from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

 

During Day 2 of a Snow Emergency, vehicles have to adhere to special parking regulations to minimize any hazards as city crews make their way through the streets to clear the snow. Snow Emergency routes need to be clear, so parking on them requires vehicles to follow certain rules. Vehicles can only park on the odd side of non-Snow Emergency routes, or either side of Snow Emergency routes. Streets that are declared Snow Emergency routes will have red signs marking them while non-Snow Emergency routes have brown or green street name signs. Tomorrow, January 26th, will begin Day 3.

Monday also reported almost 150 crashes statewide as a result of icy roads with injuries but, thankfully, no fatalities. No travel advisories have been put into affect, but the official Twitter of the Minnesota Snow Patrol said to “stay tuned.”

 

The rest of the week hovers between 10 and 20 degrees, partly cloudy, but snow showers will be returning again during the weekend.

 

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