Winter snow removal and parking reminders

Post Date:01/03/2020 3:23 p.m.

Plow moving snow in winterPlease keep the following items in mind during winter weather:

  • Plowing operations typically begin between midnight and 4 a.m. (but it can vary).
  • Above-average snowfalls may require a multi-day operation to clear (in this order) streets, parking lots, sidewalks, trails and ice rinks.
  • Snow removal takes place in three steps: a first pass to provide access, full-width plowing and cleanup.
  • Snow cleared from your property must remain on your property. Don’t push it into the street or onto sidewalks and trails, and ensure it won’t interfere with traffic or plows.
  • The city will repair damage to curbs and sod caused by city snowplows. Mailboxes damaged by direct contact with city snowplows will also be repaired. Damage to private improvements (fences, sprinklers, rock gardens, etc.) in the right-of-way are the responsibility of the property owner.
  • Place curb markers to show plows the edge of your lawn or driveway. These are available for free at city hall. Try to install before the ground freezes.
  • Plowing will result in snow at the end of your driveway. Unfortunately, this is unavoidable and clearing the driveway is the property owner’s responsibility. Plows will try to evenly distribute snow in cul-de-sacs when possible.
  • Set garbage and recycling cans behind the curb line so they don’t interfere with plows.
  • Visit minnetonkamn.gov/snowplowing for full details about snow plowing in Minnetonka. Call Public Works at 952-988-8400 to learn more or ask questions.


Winter parking reminders

  • Vehicles can’t be parked on a public street between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m., or in one place for more than six hours.
  • Parked vehicles and trailers can’t interfere with the removal of snow, sleet, slush or ice and may be towed at the owner’s expense.
  • Visit minnetonkamn.gov/parking to learn more. Call Minnetonka Police at 952-939-8500 with questions or concerns.
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