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For all the latest on snow emergencies in Mankato,
call 507-387-9001, 24-hour service.
View a video to learn about Mankato's snow removal process. When removing snow and ice from Mankato’s 200 miles of city streets, planning and teamwork are key. Public works staff prepare for snow season and meet annually to discuss safety, review maps and assign drivers to routes located in one of Mankato’s 14 snow plow zones.
Safety gates--hill closures
|Streets Superintendent Joe Grabianowski works with other city officials, including public safety, to determine when to close the gates for safety.|
Mankato snow emergencies
Watch a Mankato City Update featuring information on Mankato's snow emergencies.
Mankato's snow and ice removal workers keep a close eye on the weather. Staff's goal is to apply an anti-icing on the streets before snow falls and ice forms because anti-icing helps return streets to normal driving conditions faster and minimizes the need for overtime.
The city of Mankato will announce when a snow emergency will begin and end. During a snow emergency there is no parking on Mankato streets so snow can be removed quickly and efficiently. The only exception is streets posted "seasonal no parking" (which only affects a small amount of streets in Mankato).
How the "seasonal no parking" exception works: For people parked on "seasonal no parking" streets, move vehicles to the signed side of the street until the snow emergency expires. Once the snow emergency expires, return vehicles to the unsigned side of the street.
Temporary parking is available at no cost in the Mankato Place and Civic Center Parking ramps during snow emergencies. Parking is also allowed in yards during a snow emergency.
Consequences for vehicles not being removed from city streets during a snow emergency include ticketing and towing of the vehicle in violation. Towed vehicles can be reclaimed at All American Towing located at 465 Poplar Street in Mankato. Contact All American Towing at 507-345-5005.
When are snow emergencies called?
Generally, snow emergencies will be called after receiving 3 inches of snow and/or ice. The media will be notified, the 24-hour snow emergency line updated (507-387-9001) and email and text messages will be sent to those who subscribe. In addition, information is posted to Facebook and Twitter. Every reasonable attempt will be made to provide as much advance notice as possible before towing begins. Ideally, the need for any towing would be eliminated.
Stay informed about Mankato snow emergencies:
During snow and ice conditions, emergency calls from police and fire are given top priority in snowplowing efforts. If an emergency situation arises during a snowfall or storm and the street is not passable, call 911.
"Seasonal no parking" streets (which only affects a small amount of streets in Mankato) are the only exception. For people parked on the "seasonal no parking" streets, move vehicles to the signed side of the street until the snow emergency expires. Once the snow emergency expires, return vehicles to the legal side of the street.
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|Snow emergency information (24 hour)||507-387-9001|
|Plowing, salting, snow routes, parking information||507-387-8600 or 311|