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Minneapolis, St. Paul Declare Snow Emergencies

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – As a storm dumped heavy snow on the Twin Cities metro Tuesday afternoon, both Minneapolis and St. Paul declared snow emergencies.

WCCO-TV meteorologist Matt Brickman says the metro area looks to see anywhere from 4-8 inches of snow after the clouds move out overnight. In the meantime, however, winds will be strong, making for hazardous driving conditions.

"If you can avoid driving [during the evening commute], you're going to want to," Brickman said. "Leave work now and get away from some of the worst weather, because that's when the winds will really start to kick up."

Below is information on the snow emergencies in Minneapolis and St. Paul.


The snow emergency rules for Day One go into effect at 9 p.m. Tuesday. They specify that there'll be no parking on snow emergency routes until 8 a.m. Wednesday, or until the emergency routes are plowed.

Day Two rules go into effect at 8 a.m. Wednesday, barring drivers from parking on the even sides of city streets.

Day Three rules go into effect on Thursday at 8 a.m. and prohibit drivers from parking on the odd sides of streets.

St. Paul

Starting Tuesday night at 9 p.m., all the night routes will be plowed.

Then on Wednesday at 8 a.m., day routes will be plowed.

Parking is not allowed on St. Paul roads until they are plowed full-width.

Related: Other Snow Emergencies And School Closings

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