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Minneapolis reaches out to Facebook, MySpace

Minneapolis is now offering snow emergency updates on Facebook and MySpace, plugging into an audience that has been previously hard to reach, reported Fox 9 News.

According to the Star Tribune, the city announced Wednesday that it will turn to America's two most popular social network websites in order to provide snow emergency information, which includes when motorists need to move their vehicles in order to allow plows to clear the roads.

For the past several years, the Star Tribune reported, surveys had noted that young drivers were not hearing snow emergency information through such traditional channels of print or broadcast media.

The city is asking videographers as well to create and submit to help people follow snow parking rules and avoid getting ticketed or plowed, reported the Star Tribune.

The social networking pages will maintain a snow emergency status and facts about snow emergency parking and plowing, reported Fox 9.