Minneapolis Lifts Winter Parking Ban

Minneapolis lifted it's winter parking restrictions Friday morning, the Star Tribune said. The restriction, which banned parking on even-numbered sides of the streets, was enacted on February 11 and expected to last until April 1st, or until weather conditions changed, 5 Eyewitness News said.
The purpose of the ban was to ensure that emergency vehicles could get through streets that had been narrowed by the large amounts of snow that fell this winter. While it was warmer than usually this week, city officials monitored the melt daily to be sure they could lift the ban, the Star Tribune said.
5 Eyewitness News reported that over the span of the 22-day ban, more that 6,000 tickets were written, and 687 vehicles were towed.

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