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Minneapolis Snow Plowing Minneapolis MN

During a Snow Emergency, special parking rules go into effect that allow City crews to plow streets and emergency vehicles to travel safely.

Maintaining the plow schedule is top priority of the Public Services Department during winter months. Residents are asked to adhere to the posted no parking signs and the winter parking rules so snow removal activities can take place. Find out where to park to avoid a ticket.

Mn/DOT is responsible for plowing state highways 3, 19, and 246 while the counties are responsible for the county roads. City plows may operate on some of these roads while traveling from one part of the city to another.

Shoveling and Clearing Private Sidewalks

By city ordinance (Ch. 70 Article I, §70-2) property owners are responsible for removing snow and ice from the sidewalks adjacent to their property within 12 hours after snow or ice precipitation has stopped. If snow and ice are not removed, it may be removed by authorized city personnel, and the costs for snow removal will be assessed against the property.

Minnesota Statutes prohibit depositing snow from private property onto a street or municipally owned parking area (See below).

Dumping or Leaving Snow in Public Roadways NOT ALLOWED

The Highway Department reminds all residents and snow removal operators that it is unlawful, under Minnesota Statute 160.2715, to deposit snow onto public roadways. This includes snow left on the roadway as a plow or snowblower enters or leaves a driveway.

Piles of snow deposited onto public roadways may re-freeze and create a significant hazard to the travelling public and future snow removal operations.

Other hazards created by improper placement of snow on or near a public roadway include drainage problems, drifting, sight obstruction and impaired safe accessibility.

Violations are considered a misdemeanor, and civil penalties also may apply if the placement of snow creates a hazard that contributes to a motor vehicle crash and or pedestrian injury. The civil liability can extend to both the property owner and the person who places the snow.

How You Can Help

Ahead of the snow falling…

  • Pay attention to weather forecasts
  • Familiarize yourself with Snow
  • Emergency information and parking rules
  • Find a location to move your vehicle
  • Check the city’s website for current information

While the snow is falling…

  • Monitor snow accumulation
  • Check the city’s website and/or phone numbers for a Snow Emergency declaration
  • Move your vehicle according to snow emergency parking rules
  • Visit, phone, or email your neighbors to remind them of parking rules

After the snow falls…

  • Remove snow and ice from your sidewalk within 24 hours of snowfall
  • Remove snow near fire hydrants
  • Check on elderly or disabled neighbors
  • Be sure trash and recycling containers are visible; not buried under snow

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