A slow moving system that started blanketing Minneapolis with snow on Christmas day and continued through this morning caused the city to declare a snow emergency.
A snow advisory was in effect until noon today for the eastern portion of the Twin Cities metro area, according to the National Weather Service. Accumulations from Dec. 25 and today were expected to total 3 to 5 inches.
The snow emergency will be in effect through Dec. 28. Parking restrictions begin at 9 p.m.
Parking on streets with “Snow Emergency Route” signs is prohibited until 8 a.m. Dec. 27 or until the streets are completely clear. From 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 27, parking is not allowed on the even-numbered side of non-snow emergency route streets until they are clear. The odd-numbered sides get cleared from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 28 and parking there is prohibited during that time.
For more information, call the snow emergency hotline at 248-7669 or visit the city’s website, www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us.