There is currently no Snow Emergency in effect.

When a Snow Emergency is declared, residents are asked to follow specific parking guidelines to allow for efficient snow removal operations. Vehicles in violation of parking restrictions will be ticketed and towed.

Voluntary Residential Street Plowing Happening Throughout Saint Paul

Update 1/27/22 8 a.m.

Today, Saint Paul Public Works crews are plowing all north-south residential streets, cleaning up parking lanes, intersections, and other plowing efforts.

Please move all vehicles off north-south residential streets today (Thursday). This plowing operation will take two days. If your street was not plowed on Thursday, please move your vehicle off unplowed north-south streets on Friday to help our drivers complete all streets.

Please help our plow crews by putting garbage and recycling carts on the curb, not in the streets. Thank you!

Update 1/26/22 1:45 p.m.

Saint Paul Public Works crews are still plowing parking lanes, intersections and other clean up plowing efforts on east-west residential streets. Please do not park cars on any east-west streets that have not been plowed to the curb.

Starting tomorrow, Thursday, 1/27, at 8 a.m. please move all vehicles off north-south residential streets. Crews will be plowing all north-south residential streets on Thursday and Friday.

Please help our plow crews by putting garbage and recycling carts on the curb, not in the streets. Thank you!

Update 1/26/22 8 a.m.

Today, crews are continuing to plow east-west residential streets. Please move vehicles off east-west residential streets IF THEY HAVE NOT YET BEEN PLOWED. If the parking lanes look like they were plowed, feel free to park on the east-west streets again.

Crews will be transitioning to plowing north-south residential streets sometime today, but an exact time is not yet determined. We will post an update as soon as possible.

All residents and businesses are asked to move vehicles off north-south residential streets where possible. Crews are focusing on cleaning up the parking lanes, pushing back snow onto the curb, and knocking down any frozen windrows (piles of packed snow).

Please help our plow crews by putting garbage and recycling carts on the curb, not in the streets. Thank you!

Please check this webpage or the City's Facebook or Twitter feeds @CityofSaintPaul for daily updates and any changes.

Update 1/25/22

This week, Saint Paul Public Works crews are currently plowing all east-west residential streets today throughout the City, and will continue until all streets are done. 

All residents and businesses are asked to move vehicles off east-west residential streets where possible. Crews are focusing on cleaning up the parking lanes, pushing back snow onto the curb, and knocking down any frozen windrows (piles of packed snow) where possible.

Once the east-west residential streets are completed, plow crews will start working on the north-south residential streets throughout the City.

Typically, residential streets are not plowed unless a Snow Emergency has been declared. With a voluntary residential plow, there is no ticketing and towing, but please encourage your friends and neighbors to move their cars and help us clean up the parking lanes for everyone.

Please check this webpage or the City's Facebook or Twitter feeds @CityofSaintPaul for daily updates and any changes.

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Snow Emergency Parking Map

Check out when and where you should park your car during a Snow Emergency.

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Snow Emergency Parking Map

Shovel your sidewalk, do not put carts on the street, and clear hydrants and storm drains

  • Shovel your sidewalk. Saint Paul City Ordinance requires snow and ice to be removed from sidewalks within 24 hours. Corner property owners must shovel curbs, walkways and crosswalks to the street.
  • Do not push snow out into the streets.
  • Do not place recycling and garbage carts in the street. Carts should be kept in the boulevard or at the end of the driveway.
  • If you are able, please shovel hydrants out and clear snow and ice off storm drains to prevent street flooding.

Stay Informed of Snow Emergencies

Sign up to receive Saint Paul Snow Emergency text or email alerts (available in English, Spanish, Hmong and Somali).

Follow updates on social media or call 651-266-PLOW for recorded status messages (available in English, Spanish, Hmong, Somali and Oromo).

Download the Snow Emergency Brochure (PDF)

The Snow Emergency brochure is also available in 7 different languages.

This brochure is a PDF, if you would like copies mailed to you, please email publicworksinfo@stpaul.gov.

Download the brochure

Last Edited: January 27, 2022