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Winter Park Ban In Effect In St. Louis Park

Snow, rain and freezing rain are in the forecast through Tuesday in SLP. A winter parking ban is now in effect, according to the city's website.

Clarification Jan. 28: User Rachel R. pointed out that SLP Schools were scheduled to start two hours late Monday. We have corrected the story to reflect that. Thanks for the reminder, Rachel!

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As of 7:32 p.m. Sunday, a weather spotter reported 2.8 inches of snow in St. Louis Park, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).

A notice on the City of St. Louis Park's website says a winter parking ban is now in effect. Owners of cars that are on city streets after 3 inches of snow fall can receive a minimum $30 parking ticket. 

The snow is from a weather system that hit Sunday morning and continued throughout the day. St. Louis Park has been in a winter weather advisory since Sunday morning; it expires at 6 a.m. Monday.

As of 10:45 p.m., travel on all major roads around St. Louis Park was listed as "fair," according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). That was an improvement from the "difficult" conditions at 5 p.m. Sunday.

The road conditions map is continually updated, so drivers can check it Monday before heading to work. The St. Louis Park Patch Commute tab shows real-time traffic conditions.

The Star Tribune reported Sunday night that the Minnesota State Patrol responded to "367 crashes statewide from noon to 8:30 p.m."

MnDOT was not advising travel on south-central and south-eastern Minnesota roads on Sunday night. Those areas received more freezing rain than the Twin Cities. Travel was "hazardous" in areas of west-central Minnesota.

The NWS has forecast fog before 9 a.m. Monday in St. Louis Park, and snow and freezing rain from midnight Monday through Tuesday.

High temperatures Monday and Tuesday will hover around the low to mid-30s in SLP. The NWS expects Tuesday night's low temperature to drop to 12 degrees.

As of 8 p.m. Sunday, St. Louis Park Schools had not issued any alerts or cancellations, so classes are expected to start two hours late (no AM kindergarten), as previous scheduled.

Check St. Louis Park Patch for more updates Monday and Tuesday.

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Kathleen Goor January 28, 2013 at 05:04 AM
I hope that now that we've been asked to remove our vehicles from the street, we might wake to roads that have been plowed at least once.

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