Saint Paul Snow Emergency Information

With the first significant snowfall of the season, let the Snow Emergencies begin! The City of Saint Paul declares a Snow Emergency after snowfalls of “3” or more or with an accumulation of “3” of snow over several days. Snow removal begins on the evening a snow emergency is declared at 9 pm and continues the following day until 5 p.m.

All streets are either Night Plow Routes or Day Plow Routes. Night Plow Routes have a red and white plow route signs. Day Plow Routes do not have plow route signs.

St. Paul officials are sticklers when it comes to clearing the roads quickly, which often results in hundreds of vehicles towed to the impound lot during heavy snows.  It costs nearly $300 to bail your car out, so if you park on the street, pay attention when snow is forecast.

Check out the snow emergency information provided on the City of Saint Paul website. For 24-hour Snow Emergency information, call (651) 266-7569 or (651) 292-6600.

Other cities throughout the metro area have different rules for parking in the winter. Most restrict or prohibit evening and overnight parking on the street after heavy snowfalls so that plows can clear the streets. Check your city's website to learn their specific parking rules.

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