Be Prepared for Snow Emergencies in Hopkins
With significant snowfall in the forecast, make sure you know when snow emergencies are declared, the rules that are enforced and how you can sign up to receive snow emergency alerts.
When can a snow emergency be declared?
If a snowfall is two inches or more, a snow emergency may be declared.
As soon as the announcement is made, residents must remove vehicles from restricted locations (City streets and parking lots, right-of-ways, and the Municipal Parking Ramp) to avoid being towed.
These restrictions will remain in effect until streets are plowed curb to curb, and parking lots and the Municipal Ramp are completely plowed.
Where can I park during a snow emergency?
To avoid being towed, park your vehicle in a designated lot as soon as a snow emergency has been declared.
- Maetzold Field parking lot with access from 1st Street N
- Municipal Lot 300 just north of the Downtown Park on 9th Avenue S
- Municipal Lot 750 just south of First Street N on 9th Avenue N
- East of 9th Avenue S and north of Westbrooke Way between 9th Avenue S and Nine Mile Creek
- Far east end of 8th Street S near Valley Park
How will I know if a snow emergency is in effect?
The City provides the following notifications so that you can be aware when the city is in a snow emergency:
- Sign-up for Rave Mobile Safety emergency notifications. The system allows the City of Hopkins to automatically call, email or text a message to every directory listing within a matter of minutes.
- Call the snow line at 952-939-1399.
- Follow the City’s social media sites: Facebook, Twitter and Nextdoor.
- Watch local television news stations.