City Snow Emergency Rules

Don't Get Tagged or Towed!

Snow emergencies will always be declared before 5 p.m. and take effect at midnight.  Information on the snow emergency will be provided to local media.
 
Residents are encouraged to sign up to receive snow emergency notifications via e-mail or text message at www.nixle.com OR to call the City information line at (507)934-0675 extension 1 for snow emergency information. If you choose to call the City information line, please do so after 5:00 p.m. to ensure you have the most up-to-date information.
 

Once a Snow Emergency is declared:

  • There is NO PARKING on any of the posted SNOW EMERGENCY ROUTES for the entire 48 hour period even if the street has been plowed curb-to-curb.

  • Beginning at 12 midnight, for two days, there is NO PARKING on Residential Streets from midnight until 7 a.m. even if the street has been plowed curb-to-curb.

  • Beginning at 2 a.m., for two days, there is NO PARKING on Downtown Streets from 2 a.m. until 6 a.m. even if the street has been plowed curb-to-curb.

 

VEHICLES PARKED IN VIOLATION OF THE SNOW EMERGENCY REGULATIONS WILL BE TICKETED AND TOWED AT THE OWNER'S EXPENSE.

 

Snow Emergency Routes include:

Jefferson Avenue from South Minnesota Avenue to West corporate limits
College Avenue from South Minnesota Avenue to South Seventh Street
Grace Street from South Fourth Street to Sunrise Drive
Broadway Avenue from Gardner Road to South Third Street
Traverse Road from Nicollet Avenue to North Washington Avenue
Washington Avenue from the intersection with Highway 169 to Bunker Lane.
Sunrise Drive from Grace Street to Dodd Avenue
North Sunrise Drive from Dodd Avenue to Mason Street
Nicollet Avenue from Highway 22 to Highway 99
Saint Julien Street from North Washington Avenue to North Minnesota Avenue
 
 

Free Municipal Lots - For Use During Snow Emergencies - If off-street parking is a problem, please make arrangements now.  Below is a list of free municipal parking lots which can be used in snow emergencies. These lots will be plowed only after 24 hours posted notice.  Many churches and businesses also have private lots which might be used with permission. The City will not be issuing any parking permits except for medical emergencies.

 
 

MUNICIPAL PARKING LOTS WHICH MAY BE USED DURING SNOW EMERGENCIES:

Lot #1 – located south of City Hall at 227 South Front Street.

Lot #2 – located west of the Century Link building at 100 Nassau Street.

Lot # 3 –100 block of Nassau Street (behind Ace Hardware and Godfather's Pizza) can be accessed from either Park Row or Nassau Street.

Lot # 4 – 200 block of Park Row (west of the south bound alley) can be accessed from Park Row.

Lot # 5 – located in the southwest corner of Grace Street and South Minnesota Avenue, can be accessed from either Grace Street or South Minnesota Avenue. 

 
Muncipal Lots not numbered, but can be used during a snow emergency:
Jefferson Ballfields, 900 Menk Drive
Public Works Building, 405 West Saint Julien Street