The city of Minneapolis announced Wednesday that there were no snow emergencies declared during the traditional plowing season, KARE 11 reported. The lack of snow emergencies made the winter the first time in 25 years none were called in.
According to KARE 11, the last snow emergency-free winter in Minneapolis was back in 1986-87, when only 16 inches of snow fell on the the city.
This winter, Minneapolis saw 22 inches of snow, but there is no official amount of snowfall that would automatically trigger a snow emergency, the Minnesota Daily reported.
According to the Daily, city officials use factors such as expected future snowfall and previous accumulation when making the decision. Last year, the city called a record eight snow emergencies.