Snow Emergency Information
Now is a good time to prepare for any snow emergencies that may come our way this winter. If you want to be informed of snow emergencies via email, sign up in 1-click to the city's SnowAlert notice system.
Looking for general information about snow emergencies? Visit the city's webpage at www.stpaul.gov/snow. If you're ever in doubt about a snow emergency declaration and don't have access to email or a cellular device, call our Snow Emergency hotline at (651)-266-PLOW (7569).
Watch this video about Snow Emergency Guidelines to learn what to do with your vehicle when a snow emergency is declared.
Don't forget to clear your sidewalks!
Please remember to shovel your sidewalks this winter to keep them safe for pedestrians and older adults who rely on cleared sidewalks to get to where they need to go. The City of St. Paul requires owners and renters to remove snow and ice within 24 hours after a snowfall from public sidewalks bordering their buildings or lots.
St. Paul Smart Trips, the City of St. Paul, and Councilmember Russ Stark have partnered to produce a door hanger that you can use to let neighbors know about snow removal rules and resources. Download a printable doorhanger on the Smart Trips website or pick up a stack at the MGCC office to take with you on your next walk!
Get help with shoveling
- Senior Linkage line 1-800-333-2433 can connect senior citizens with snow shoveling assistance.
- Individuals with disabilities can get snow removal help by calling 1-866-333-2466.
- Merrick Senior Program also has resources to connect volunteers with people who need assistance - 651-771-9339.
Adopt a Hydrant
You can help your neighbors and the fire department by signing up and adopting a hydrant this winter - which means you will make sure that the hydrant is clear of snow and accessible after snow storms. Adopt-a-Hydrant is a quick and easy way to help your neighbors out this winter. Please visit, sign up, and adopt a nearby hydrant in need.