Stay up to date on Snow Emergencies

There are several ways to know when we've declared a Snow Emergency.

Stay informed

Minneapolis Snow Emergency Alerts

Sign up for Minneapolis Snow Emergency alerts.

Why you need to know

If you live, work or travel in Minneapolis, you're expected to know the winter rules of the road. If it's been snowing a lot, check to see if the City has declared a Snow Emergency. We suggest getting information about Snow Emergencies in more than one way. There are a few alert opportunities and several places you can check for the latest information.

Once we declare a Snow Emergency, you're expected to follow Snow Emergency parking rules. We’ll declare a Snow Emergency by 6 p.m. on any given day. 

Ways to stay up to date

There are many ways to find out if the City declares a Snow Emergency. 

Keep reading for more information.

Snow Emergency alerts

Manage your email subscriptions

We recommend signing up for at least two types of alerts. 

  • Email and text alerts – Choose "Email" or "SMS/Text Message" from the "Subscription Type" drop-down menu. You can sign up for both by submitting the form twice.
  • Automated phone call alerts – Click "Update Your Phone Information" and scroll down to the red Swift911 portal. 
When a Snow Emergency is declared, we send an e-mail, text message or automated phone call to those who sign up for alerts.
 
Note: We cannot guarantee that you'll receive a message, so it's important to check our website or call the Snow Emergency Hotline whenever snow falls and you think a Snow Emergency is likely.
 
You must follow Snow Emergency parking rules, even if you do not receive a Snow Emergency Alert.

Social media

Like or follow us and you’ll receive Snow Emergency alerts right on your news feeds.

Snow Emergency app

With the Minneapolis Snow Emergency Rules app, it's easy to know when a Snow Emergency is in effect, look up parking rules, and stay up to date through social media, email, text and more.

Snow Emergency hotline

Call 612-348-SNOW (7669) to find out if a Snow Emergency has been declared and hear the parking rules.

Spanish, Somali and Hmong languages are available on the hotline. TTY callers can use the MN Relay Service or call the TTY number.

Minneapolis City Council TV

Minneapolis City Council TV will air information during a Snow Emergency. 

  • Comcast: SD channel 14 or HD channel 799
  • CenturyLink: SD channel 8001 or HD channel 8501

Contact us

Minneapolis 311

Hours

7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Monday – Friday