Snow-emergency information to be dispersed by city

Despite one of the warmest Novembers on record, the city of Minneapolis will begin distributing snow-emergency rules to residents in coming weeks.
The rules, focusing primarily on street-parking regulations during snow emergencies, will be attached to the 1999-2000 Minneapolis calendar.
Vehicles parked in violation of snow-emergency rules can be ticketed or towed to the Municipal Impound Lot, according to a Nov. 23 statement issued by city officials.
Residents can watch channel 34 or call the city’s 24-hour hotline, 348-SNOW, for complete parking information and to find out when a snow emergency has been declared.
Snow-emergency rules also include sidewalk shoveling. Residents must clear sidewalks outside their homes within 24 hours after a snowfall. Businesses must clear sidewalks within four hours.
Residents can report unsafe sidewalks or find out where to obtain free sidewalk sand by calling (612) 673-2441.
City officials expect to have the calendar and snow-emergency rules delivered to residents by early December.

Mike Wereschagin covers city government and welcomes comments at [email protected] He can also be reached at (612) 627-4070 x3226.