One-sided parking ban to be suspended temporarily, if snow emergency is declared
SAINT PAUL (March 8, 2019) – Today the Saint Paul Public Works Department announced that it is preparing for a significant winter storm which is predicted to impact the city beginning on Saturday, March 9 and continuing into Sunday, March 10. As of 12 noon today, the National Weather Service predicted a major storm which is likely to deposit 7 to 10 inches of wet, heavy snow across the city.
“The information that we are receiving from the National Weather Service is that this will be a substantial storm,” stated Kathy Lantry, Director of Saint Paul Public Works. “We are asking residents to stay alert and follow parking regulations so that we can get the streets plowed as quickly and efficiently as possible.”
If the timing and severity of the storm develop as predicted, Public Works will begin plowing major streets and treating problem areas on Saturday and will continue those operations continuously into Sunday.
If the City needs to declare a snow emergency, the one-side of residential street parking ban rules will be suspended. Residents will be asked to follow regular snow emergency rules according to the following schedule:
The day a Snow Emergency is declared (NIGHT PLOW ROUTE PHASE):
The day after a Snow Emergency is declared (DAY PLOW ROUTE PHASE):
The Day after Snow Emergency Night and Day Plow Routes are completed (CLEAN UP PHASE):
As a reminder, Daylight Saving Time will begin on Sunday, March 10, 2019, at 2 a.m.
If no snow emergency is declared, the one-side parking ban will remain in effect.
Residents are asked to stay alert and watch for updates from the City at www.stpaul.gov/snow as weather conditions and the timing of parking restrictions may change. There are several ways to receive snow-related updates:
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