Saint Paul Encourages People to Download Free Winter Parking App

Winter Preparedness to be Promoted Through Social Media Video Featuring Saint Paul Mayor Melvin Carter and Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey


SAINT PAUL (November 7, 2018) – As part of Minnesota Winter Hazard Awareness Week, the City of Saint Paul will promote snow emergency preparedness to remind residents to get ready for winter weather. Through a social media campaign starting this Friday, November 9, residents can learn about signing up for Snow Emergency alerts and how to download the free winter snow parking app.

The campaign will promote a preparedness video, featuring Saint Paul Mayor Melvin Carter and Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, encouraging residents – on both sides of the Mississippi River – to download each City’s winter parking apps, and to follow parking rules when Snow Emergencies are declared. 

During a Snow Emergency, Saint Paul plows more than 800 miles of streets with a fleet of 80 plows and equipment. Typically, the entire city is plowed in less than 24 hours. Because of the high demand for on-street parking in Saint Paul, the city has a Snow Emergency plan, which consists of a set of parking rules that allow for the orderly movement of parked vehicles so plow crews can clear the full width of the streets. If people do not move their vehicles during a Snow Emergency, they could be ticketed and towed.

Saint Paul Public Works will have individuals available for interviews. To set up a media interview, please contact Lisa Hiebert at 612-850-0102.

Both cities have several ways to stay informed about Snow Emergencies:


City of Saint Paul

City of Minneapolis


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Free app

Download “Saint Paul Winter Snow Parking” app at the Apple App, and Google Play Stores

Download “Minneapolis Snow Emergency Rules” app at the Apple App, and Google Play Stores