Winter is here! Stay up-to-date when a snow emergency is declared by signing up for an email or phone alert or by downloading the Minneapolis Snow Emergency app that tells you if a Snow Emergency has been declared and informs you where you can and can’t park on Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3 of a Snow Emergency.
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Hotline: Call the automated 612-348-SNOW hotline.
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Snow Emergencies – Street Parking Rules
DAY 1: 9 p.m. to 8 a.m. (overnight)
A Snow Emergency will be declared no later than 6 p.m. on any given day. At 9 p.m. on that day, Snow Emergency parking rules begin. Park on either side of non-Snow Emergency routes (these streets DO NOT have the red sign: Snow Emergency Route). After a street is fully plowed, feel free to park there, even if Snow Emergency parking rules are still in effect. Fully plowed means the street is completely cleared and plowed as wide as possible. Plows may come through more than once, so make sure that it is fully plowed as wide as possible before parking.
DAY 2: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
At 8 a.m., Day Two parking rules begin. Do not park on the EVEN side of non-Snow Emergency routes. (Example: house address number: 1356 Maple or 2512 17th Ave.) Do not park on either side of parkways. Park on the odd side of non-Snow Emergency Route streets (example: house address number 1359 Maple or 2513 17th Ave.). Park on either side of streets with the red sign: Snow Emergency Route.
DAY 3: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
At 8 a.m., Day Three parking rules begin. Do not park on the ODD side of non-Snow Emergency Route streets (example: house address number 1359 or 2513 17th Ave.). Park on even side of non-Snow Emergency Route streets. (Example: house address number: 1356 Maple or 2512 17th Ave.) Park on either side of streets marked with the red sign: Snow Emergency Route and you may park on parkways.
For maps, emergency routes details and other helpful information visit the
City of Minneapolis Snow Parking Rules webpage.