(Fox 9) – A bundle of snow spurted across southern Minnesota and reached the Twin Cities just before noon Friday. The ride in the morning was quiet, but expect an active afternoon ride home as the snow piled up on the metro moves. Watch a live stream of snow scenes in the Twin Cities at fox9.com/live.
Pileup crash blocks I-35 in Faribault
Interstate 35 near Faribault is blocked due to an accident that involved several runs during snowfall on Friday, December 10, 2021. (MnDOT)
Interstate 35 near Faribault was blocked in a crash involving several semi-finals late at 11 a.m. Friday. No information was immediately available on casualties in the accident.
Winter parking emergency information and snow
Bloomington: Do not park your car on the streets of Bloomington for 48 hours or until the entire street has been leveled (whichever occurs first). For current information on this snow emergency, call the Snow Emergency Hotline at 952-563-8768.
Brooklyn Park: Brooklyn Park has declared a snow emergency. This means no parking on the street starting at 11:59 p.m. on December 10 until the street is plowed to reduce the curb. Vehicles that remain on the street after 11:59 PM may be issued tickets and towed. Off-street parking is available in several car parks. For a map of the sites, visit www.brooklynpark.org/snow.
Crystal: The City of Crystal has announced snow parking restrictions effective Saturday, December 11 at 12:01 a.m. During this period, parking is prohibited on all public streets and alleys until the snow stops accumulating and the street or alley is plowed from edge to edge. Vehicles parked on streets or alleys may be marked and/or towed during snow emergencies and/or towed at the owner’s expense.
Elk River: The City of Elk River has declared a snow event due to inclement weather, which means that nighttime parking restrictions will be in effect from 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m., and nighttime parking restrictions will remain in place until the snow event is lifted by city staff. Additional information, including a map of overnight parking spaces, is available on the city’s website at ElkRiverMN.gov/SnowEvent.
Faribault: The city of Faribault declared a snow emergency for Saturday, December 11th. No parking on city streets from 1 a.m. to 8 a.m., or until plowing of the sidewalk to limit, whichever occurs later. Unattended vehicles are subject to marking and/or towing.
New hope: The City of New Hope declared a snow emergency in effect at 10 p.m. Friday, December 10. During a snow emergency, parking is prohibited on all roads until the snow has completely receded and the streets from sidewalk to sidewalk. Vehicles remaining on the street during this time are subject to ticket issuance and recall. Additional details about New Hope’s snow emergency ordinance can be found at newhopemn.gov/snowemstract.
Northfield: The City of Northfield has declared a snow emergency from 5 p.m. Friday, December 10, until 12 noon on Sunday, December 12.
red wing: city The Red Wing declared a snow emergency. For details, visit http://www.red-wing.org/491/Snow-Emergencies
St. Louis Park: A snow emergency in St. Louis will be in effect beginning at 10 p.m. Friday, December 10.
School closures, early termination, cancellation of activity
Some schools have canceled classes in anticipation of the snow as the shortage of bus drivers continues to cause problems for some areas. See closure and early dismissal list at fox9.com/closings.
Minneapolis Public Schools canceled student after-school activities on Friday, December 10 due to bad weather. All student activities after school this afternoon, including athletics, as well as all Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) classes have been cancelled. Minneapolis Kids will remain open until all children are picked up. Learn more about winter weather guidance at www.mpls.k12.mn.us/school_closing.
Paul Public Schools events, activities, athletics, and evening programs were canceled Friday due to the weather. The Discovery Club will remain open until all students have been selected. – Canceling sports practices and competitions. More information: https://spps.org
There is a large slope of snowfall across the area. Those on the Northern Metro can see 3-6 inches while the Southern Metro can see 6 to 10 inches or more. There are likely patches of 12 inches or more spread across southern Minnesota.
Sunshine and warm up is coming
Digging will be easier on a Saturday with seasonal sunshine, with warmer temperatures leading to the December snow melt from Sunday into next week. Check the 7-day weather forecast at fox9.com/weather.
A winter storm warning is in effect from noon Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday in southern Minnesota, including parts of the metro. The North Metro is subject to a winter weather advisory.
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