Several cities declare snow emergency ahead of storm

Several cities declare snow emergency ahead of storm
several cities around southern Minnesota have declared snow emergencies ahead of the incoming storm (Source: AP)

NORTH MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) — Numerous cities around southern Minnesota are declaring snow emergencies ahead of the snowfall that will move in Tuesday night into Wednesday.

These are the snow emergencies we have heard about so far (** Please note: Updates will be added to the end of this story **):

  • Eagle Lake
    • A snow emergency has been declared in advance effective 8 a.m. on Wednesday (11/27). The snow emergency will remain in place until further notice is given. During an emergency, it is unlawful for any person, as driver or operator of a vehicle, or as the registered owner of such vehicle, to park, stop or leave standing, or cause, allow, or permit to be parked, stopped or left standing, whether knowingly or unknowingly, any such vehicle upon any street within City Limits until the emergency has been lifted.
  • Winnebago
    • Declaring a snow emergency at midnight, 11-27-2019, please remove vehicles from the street until they are plowed from curb to curb.
  • Wells
    • With expected 7-12” of snow tonight and up to 40mph winds, we will declare a snow emergency. Please remove cars from the streets for clearing overnight/tomorrow morning. Those left in the streets will be ticketed by PD.
  • Madelia
    • The City of Madelia is declaring a snow emergency effective at 12:00 a.m. tonight, Wednesday, November 27, 2019. All vehicles must be removed from the street to allow for proper plowing and clearing of snow from the street. Vehicles remaining on the street in violation of the snow emergency ordinance will be ticketed and towed at the owner’s expense.
  • St. James
    • A snow emergency has been declared beginning at Midnight on Tuesday (11/26) night. During a snow emergency, no vehicle may park on any city street until the street has been completely cleared/plowed from curb to curb. Any vehicle parked in violation of this parking restriction shall be issued a $25 ticket for the first offense and a $50 ticket for subsequent offenses during the same snowfall. Vehicles found in violation will also be towed at the owners’ expense. For more information on snow emergencies, go here: https://www.ci.stjames.mn.us/196/Snow-Emergency
  • Fairmont
    • Snow emergencies are automatically in place after 2″ of snow has fallen. Please remove vehicles from the snow emergency routes, outlined here, until the street has been plowed from curb to curb.
  • Waseca
    • Remove all parked vehicles, trailers, and garbage cans form all City streets within Waseca after 3″ inches or more of snow has fallen. This is required in the City’s Snow and Ice Policy. A Snow Emergency automatically is in effect after 3″ inches of snow has fallen.
  • Faribault
    • Snow Emergency in Effect; No parking on city streets from 1 a.m. to 8 a.m.
  • Blue Earth
    • The City of Blue Earth will be enforcing the snow removal parking restrictions over the next 24 hours. Beginning tonight there will be no on-street parking permitted. Please remove your vehicles from the streets no later than 3:00 AM. Any vehicles that remain parked on the streets, are subject to being issued a citation, and/or towed.
  • Cleveland
    • The City of Cleveland is in a Snow Emergency effective at 10 p.m. (11-26-2019) During the Emergency, it is unlawful to park or leave standing any vehicle within the City of Cleveland as follows: On all streets, alleys or parking lot, with the exception of the 300 Block of Broadway Street, between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., or until such time that it has been completely (curb to curb) cleared. Within the 300 Block of Broadway Street, between the hours of Midnight and 6 a.m., or until such time that is has been completely (curb to curb) cleared.
  • Minnesota Lake
    • Once we hit 2″ of snow the snow emergency goes into effect. This year there is a slight change to things, Winter parking tickets are $50 for the first offense and can be paid at the Lembke building. The fine increases with each violation.
  • Estherville, Iowa
    • Due to the forecast, a Snow Emergency has been declared effective tonight at midnight. Parking is prohibited on ALL City streets until the snow is cleared. Vehicles in violation will be ticketed and towed at the owner’s expense. Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation.
  • Worthington
    • The City of Worthington has issued a Snow Emergency that will go into effect at 2:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 27th. Please clear all city streets of vehicles until this Snow Emergency is no longer in effect.
  • Waterville
    • Tuesday, November 26, into Wednesday, November 27, snow event: It is that time of year again and the potential of heavy snowfall is upon us. Any Snowfall in excess of two (2) or more inches of accumulating snow, the City of Waterville will begin its snow emergency operations and urges all vehicles be removed from the streets until the roads are plowed curb to curb.
  • Montgomery
    • Based on the Weather Forcast, the City of Montgomery is declaring a SNOW EMERGENCY. Once a snow emergency has been declared it is unlawful to park a vehicle on any public street, excluding the Central Business District, until it has been fully cleared, curb-to-curb. The Central Business District is defined as First Street and one block either side of it between Oak and Boulevard Avenues. Vehicles cannot be parked in the Central Business District after 2:00 a.m. until it has been fully cleared, curb-to-curb. **Residents will be allowed to park in the City parking lots until the Snow Emergency is over. However, vehicles must be removed from City lots within 24 hours after the snow emergency is over...** Violators will be ticketed. If off-street parking is not available it is lawful to park on the property front yard during the declared emergency. REMOVE ALL VEHICLES FROM THE STREETS
  • Mapleton
    • SNOW EMERGENCY TONIGHT (Citywide & Business District) We have plowable snow (2 inches or more) and Public works has called for a snow emergency which will be enforced this evening (11/26/19 to 11/27/19). PLEASE find OFF STREET parking for your vehicles. Please have ALL vehicles off the street by midnight or they will be towed.

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