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.

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 should 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 ONLY 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.
  • Free off-street parking is available during the first 24 hours of a declared Snow Emergency (Night and Day Plow Phases) from 5 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Block 19 Ramp (145 E 7th Street) located at Jackson and 7th Street in downtown Saint Paul.
  • Ramsey County offers free Warming Shelters and transportation from select locations. More information can be found at

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.

For the 2022-2023 snow season, Saint Paul has declared the following Snow Emergencies:

  • 11/29-12/3
  • 12/15-12/19
  • 12/21-12/25
  • 1/4-1/9
  • 1/19-1/23
  • 2/22-2/23
  • 2/23-2/27
  • 3/10 - 3/29 at 8 a.m. - 1-sided Parking Ban

Snow Emergency Parking Map

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

Downtown streets are all Night Plow Routes. Do not park on downtown streets after 9 p.m. on the first night of when a Snow Emergency is declared.

Snow Emergency Parking Map

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

Download the brochure

Last Edited: December 8, 2023