Did Minneapolis declare a snow emergency

The city of St. Paul declared a snow emergency on Wednesday. So, later in the day, did Minneapolis.

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At 9 p.m., all night plow routes will be cleared of snow. This includes all arterial or main streets posted with “Night Plow Route” signs and one side of all north-south residential streets posted with signs that read “Night Plow Route — This Side of Street.”

At 8 a.m. Thursday, all day plow routes will be cleared of snow. They include all nonposted east-west residential streets and the nonposted side of north-south residential streets.

Parking is banned until streets are plowed. Those vehicles not moved will be subject to ticketing and towing at 9 p.m. Wednesday. The ban continues until parking restrictions are removed.

For more information, visit stpaul.gov/snow. For Minneapolis information, go minneapolismn.gov/snow.

About 5 inches of snow have been officially recorded in the Twin Cities since Monday.

The snow fouled commutes for three consecutive days.