Edina, Minn., Oct. 26, 2022 – To ensure roads are safe before, during and after a snowstorm or other severe weather, the following winter parking rules are in effect Nov. 1-March 31 in Edina:
• All vehicles must be off City streets between 1 a.m. and 6 a.m. (regardless of the weather forecast)
• No vehicle may be parked on any street after a snowfall of at least 1.5 inches until the street has been plowed to the curb line (enforceable year-round)
“We appreciate everyone’s cooperation in following the City’s winter parking rules. By doing so, it allows Public Works to clear routes more quickly, efficiently and safely,” said Public Works Coordinator Dave Goergen.
The Edina Police Department patrols city streets and sees that vehicles in violation of the winter parking rules are towed. Illegally parked vehicles can increase danger as plow drivers may not see a car and hit it by accident, while a large bank of plowed snow can block or bury a vehicle and make it difficult for other drivers to see. Before towing a vehicle, the Police Department will make every effort to reach the owner, but if unsuccessful, will tow the vehicle to keep plowing schedules on track and maintain safety.
For more information on winter parking ordinances, contact the Police Department at 952-826-1610. To learn more about snow plowing procedures, contact the Public Works Department at 952-826-0376.