Edina Plowing Streets During Winter Storm Warning

With a winter storm warning in effect through 6 a.m. Thursday in Edina and all of Hennepin County, the city's snow plows have been out in force.

Fairview Southdale Hospital's Edina emergency department has been very busy Wednesday with weather-related injuries, particularly falls, spokesperson Jennifer Amundson said.

As of Wednesday afternoon, the school district was operating normally.

Here's a primer on the city's snow plowing regulations:

Many Minnesotans have made the mistake of parking their cars or trucks on the street during a snowstorm, only to find later that their vehicles have been "buried" or "plowed in." Seeing a parking ticket on your windshield would only add to the frustration. You can avoid a citation or tow by following these rules:

No vehicle may be parked on a City street, highway or alley under the following conditions:

  • When 1.5 inches or more of snow has fallen, until it has been plowed to the curbline.

  • For six hours after the snowfall stops, unless traffic signs specifically allow you to do so or if you are engaged in certain job-related activities as described in the City Code.

  • From 1 a.m. to 6 a.m. Nov. 1 to March 31.

It is extremely important for residents to keep their vehicles off roadways during these times. Edina's Public Works Department has a reputation for providing top-notch snow removing services, but staff members need your help. Cars parked on the street make it difficult for snowplow operators to maneuver and also prevent the street from being thoroughly plowed. By parking in driveways or lots, you will avoid parking tickets and the expense and inconvenience associated with towing.


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