Make room for Day 2 of snow emergency in Minneapolis and St. Paul

  • Article by: CURT BROWN , Star Tribune
  • Updated: December 26, 2013 - 11:28 AM

While some folks cleaned up wrapping paper, Twin Cities snowplow crews hit the streets to clear December’s snowy deposits from many neighborhoods.

  • 14
  • Comments

  • Results per page:
george13Dec. 25, 1311:48 AM

Why would it be unexpected that the streets are plowed after a snowfall?

15
3
samiamDec. 25, 13 1:38 PM

I love how it takes 4 paragraphs to explain the snow emergency in Minneapolis and 1 for St. Paul.

7
6
dahutysDec. 25, 13 2:20 PM

It's about time. The little snowfalls we've been getting have added up to make parking on the street a nightmare in a lot of areas. I can understand they're worried about their budget, but the streets desperately need to be plowed curb-to-curb.

18
2
smarterthanuDec. 25, 13 3:13 PM

Here in Brooklyn Park my street was plowed curb to curb by 7:00 this morning. There's no reason that shouldn't have happened everywhere in Minnesota today. Remember, it was done snowing at about 9:00 p.m. yesterday. It's not a good idea to leave it on the street to get compacted into a sheet of ice.

9
4
deneencDec. 25, 13 3:27 PM

Should have been done before the holiday. They don't even tow in my neighborhood, so this is futile with many people out of town.

6
3
swmnguyDec. 25, 13 4:11 PM

I wish they would actually tow people and plow curb-to-curb. The 600-1,000 cars that get towed every Snow Emergency are parked in high-visibility areas. They aren't on the ordinary residential streets. Those streets haven't been plowed in weeks and certainly haven't been cleared and plowed curb-to-curb. I ran across side streets this week in Lyn-Lake, Regina, Corcoran and Longfellow that I doubt a firetruck could get down; there was no question of two-way car traffic at all.

It's Minnesota. It snows. Removing it takes a lot of effort. That's just what we have to do.

10
3
tammy1964Dec. 25, 13 4:23 PM

The city never plows curb to curb. Regardless of whether a snow emergency was declared or not. They have already been down my street twice today. No, I am not on a snow emergency route.

4
3
wach0031Dec. 25, 13 8:46 PM

People are upset at this happening on Christmas, but if you own a home in Minneapolis you are responsible to keep your car off the streets if you leave town. That's not on the city, people. Park it in your garage, or get a friend or neighbor to hold keys for you. It's only your fault if you get towed or plowed in - doesn't matter what day of the year it is.

11
1
lovechoirDec. 25, 1310:23 PM

Cue up the annual story about people whining about getting towed. Broken record.

7
1
tranquil17Dec. 26, 13 2:21 AM

Of course you get fewer people complaining about how you enforce the rules versus the number of people complaining about bad roads. It's simple math. A small minority of drivers have no off street parking options in the heaviest of traffic areas where it's tough to find parking. That minority are the only ones really affected negatively. On 364 days a year I would have no complaints. But on Christmas, this just does not account for people who aren't checking Facebook or who went out of town for Christmas. I hate to sound like a conspiracy theorist but this just was not very much snow and it feels like the city called the emergency today just to make more money off of people who wouldn't get the notice on the holidays.

0
12

Comment on this story   |  

ADVERTISEMENT

Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

question of the day

Poll: Can the Wild rally to win its playoff series against Colorado?

Weekly Question

ADVERTISEMENT