Snow Headed to Hopkins - Brush Up on City Snow Emergency Procedures

Created: 12/08/2012 8:35 PM KSTP.com By: Chris Egert

 

Anything more than 2 inches and the city could delcare a snow emergency.
 
Here are the rules as stated by the City of Hopkins website:  
 
"During a snowfall, residents must remove all vehicles from Hopkins city streets, parking 
lots, right-of-ways and the Municipal Parking Ramp. 
 
A snow emergency can be declared upon a two-inch snowfall. Parking restrictions 
will remain in effect until streets are plowed curb to curb, and parking lots and the Municipal Ramp are completely plowed.
 
Snow depths are measured in Hopkins and may not always coincide with the snow 
depths reported at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
 
Hopkins snow emergencies are announced on the Hopkins Snow Line, 952-939-1399, as well as aired on Hopkins Community Cable Channel 16.
 
Local media are notified of Hopkins snow emergencies; however, the stations do not guarantee the announcement will be broadcast. 
 
When in doubt, residents should always call the Snow Line.
 
If a snow emergency is declared in Hopkins during the afternoon or early evening, Public 
Works crews could begin plowing shortly after  midnight, with enforcement of  tagging and towing vehicles beginning at 10 pm.
 
Snow emergencies declared after 10 pm could result in tagging and towing operations beginning at 8 am on the following day.  
 
To avoid being towed, residents should remove vehicles from the City streets and 
parking lots as soon as a snow emergency has been declared."
 
You've been warned.  
 
5 EYEWITNESS NEWS will be on the air Sunday morning at 6am and 8am to keep you posted on all the details.