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Be Prepared. Know when Saint Paul declares a Snow Emergency - and where to park your car

View from a snow plow looking at a residential street before doing "pushbacks" and plowing efforts to clean up extra snow and ice.

During winter weather events, Saint Paul Public Works does plowing and anti-icing efforts to keep more than 1,800 lane miles of streets and bridges safe and passable. As an urban city, on-street parking is a necessity for our residents and businesses. There are times that the city will need to declare a Snow Emergency, which requires residents and visitors to move their cars off the streets to allow city plow crews to clear the streets of snow and ice. 

There are several ways that you can receive alerts to move your vehicles for Snow Emergencies:

1. Call 651-266-PLOW (or 651-266-7569for a recorded message about the current Snow Emergency status.

2. Visit the City's website for the current Snow Emergency status and updates at

3. Sign up for "Snow Alert" email and/or text messages.  Emails and text alerts are available in English, Spanish, Hmong and Somali.

  • Text STPAUL SNOW to 468311 to receive a text message when a Snow Emergency is declared.
  • Text STPAUL SNOW [your email address here] to 468311 to receive an email when a Snow Emergency is declared.
  • Hmoob / Hmong
    • Koj ntau ntawv tau nrog lub xov tooj cov lus STPAUL SNOW1 rau tus xov tooj 468311 koj thiaj txais tau tsab xov hais qhia koj txog xov xwm kaus snow los yog snow emergency.
  • Soomaali / Somali
    • U soo qor STPAUL SNOW2 468311 haddii add rabtid in aad telefonka ku heshid Somali ogaysiska waqtiga Gurmadka baraf Xaaqa.
  • Espanol / Spanish
    • Envia el mensaje de texto STPAUL SNOW3 al 468311 para recibir un mensaje de texto cuando se declare una emergencia de nieve.
    • Envia el mensaje de texto STPAUL SNOW3 [su correo electronico aqui] al 468311 para recibir un correo electronico cuando se declare una emergencia de nieve.

4.  Download the City's free "Winter Snow Parking" app from the Apple and Google Play stores.​

5.  Follow the City's social media accounts on:

Check the Snow Emergency Parking Map

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