Posted at 12:05 PM on February 29, 2012
by Paul Tosto
Filed under: Weather
St. Paul city officials have declared a snow emergency starting 9 p.m. tonight.
St. Paul has declared a snow emergency, visit stpaul.gov/snow for more information.— St Paul Public Works (@stpaulpublicw) February 29, 2012
Plowing begins then on night plow routes and continues into the morning until the snow is plowed to the curb, the city just announced.
Parking is banned on these routes until snow is plowed all the way to the curb. This plowing operation takes 8 to 12 hours to complete depending on the amount of snow. Night Plow Routes are typically the busy streets -- marked with signs that say "NIGHT PLOW ROUTE" -- plus one side of north-south residential streets with signs that say "NIGHT PLOW ROUTE THIS SIDE OF STREET." All downtown streets are on the night plow route.
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