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Jan. 17: Snow Emergency Alert in Plymouth
City staff pre-treated roads and have been plowing and salting main and secondary roadways today. Plowing and salting will continue until 7 p.m. tonight. At that time, plow drivers will be called off the roads to rest before beginning a full-city plow early Saturday morning.
The National Weather Service is predicting 8-inches of snow between this afternoon and late Saturday morning. The snowfall is expected to be followed by cold temperatures and wind gusts as high as 40 miles per hour, which are expected to cause drifting snow and slippery conditions. City crews may also be working over the weekend to address these issues.
A snow emergency has been declared. Full city snow removal is set to begin at 3 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18 in Plymouth. Thank you for your patience and please drive carefully.
Reminders: Parking, Mailboxes, Shoveling Tips
Parking: Parking is prohibited on city streets after a 2-inch snowfall. Parking may not resume on the street until it has been plowed curb-to-curb. Violators may be tagged and towed. In addition to parking restrictions related to snow plowing, Plymouth prohibits parking on city streets year-round from 2-5 a.m.
Mailboxes: Residents are asked to clear snow in front of mailboxes to ensure postal deliveries. Snow plow drivers are not able to clear snow directly in front of mailboxes, as plows may knock down and damage posts – especially with heavy wet snow.
Fire Hydrants: The Fire Department asks residents to shovel out fire hydrants near their homes. Keeping hydrants clear of snow can substantially reduce the time it takes firefighters to put out a fire.
Shoveling Tips: To minimize plows filling an already-cleared driveway with snow, residents should pile shoveled snow downstream of plowing operations – on the right side of the driveway when facing the street – to avoid having the snow plow push it back onto the driveway. Residents should clear a pocket on the left side of the driveway (when facing the street) for plows to drop snow.
View the City of Plymouth's snow removal policy: plymouthmn.gov/snow.
City staff thanks residents for their cooperation and patience during snow storms.