As the snow started piling up on metro streets on Thursday afternoon, snow emergencies were declared in several cities, including Minneapolis and St. Paul.
No parking will be allowed on city streets for 24 hours or until they have been plowed curb to curb. The restrictions begin at 5 p.m.
A snow emergency will go into effect at 4 a.m. Friday and will last through 8 a.m. During this time, parking is prohibited on all public streets.
Cars will be ticketed and towed, and garbage containers must be at least 3 feet in from the curb to avoid being hit by plows.
Starting at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, parking will be prohibited on all public streets until the road has been plowed curb to curb.
Police may cite vehicles in violation of the restriction. Any car that is not moved within 24 hours of a citation may be towed.
A snow emergency was declared Thursday afternoon, which means no parking is permitted on any city street, city parking lot, or municipal ramp until all areas are plowed completely.
Snow emergency restrictions will go into place at 8 p.m. and will expire at 8 a.m. on Friday.
While in effect, no parking is allowed on city streets -- except in areas that are specifically posted as "seasonal no parking."
Parking is prohibited on all city streets until they have been fully plowed from curb to curb.
Day 1 parking rules will begin at 9 p.m. on Thursday, which means drivers should avoid parking on any snow emergency route until 8 a.m. on Friday.
Any car in violation of the parking restrictions may be ticketed and towed.
Snow emergency restrictions will begin at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, and cars must be removed from designated snow emergency routes through noon on Friday.
Vehicles in violation will be ticketed and towed during the snow emergency period, including after the plows have passed. Parking is allowed on non-snow emergency routes until 12:01 a.m. on Saturday.
Parking restrictions begin at 8 p.m. Afterward, no parking will be allowed on any city street until it has been plowed curb to curb.
On-street parking is banned in St. Louis Park until streets have been plowed to the curb once the storm has ended.
Any vehicle that is found parked on a city street may be ticketed and towed.
At 9 p.m., plows will begin clearing all night plow routes. Any vehicle in violation will be ticketed and towed.
Crews will begin clearing day-plow routes at 8 a.m. on Friday.
Although snow emergencies are not usually actively called, public works officials actively called a snow emergency on Thursday.
All vehicles must be removed from city streets until they are fully plowed from curb to curb.