The City of Hastings declared a snow emergency March 5 at 5:15 p.m. The snow emergency status will remain in effect until the snowfall has stopped and streets have been cleared from curb to curb.
The cleanup may take between 24 to 48 hours to complete.
A snow emergency automatically goes into effect when two inches of snow have accumulated. Vehicles must be moved off the street until the road has been cleared. Hastings police will ticket and/or tow vehicles that are not in compliance. A cost of a snow emergency violation is $77.
Residents may use public parking lots during a snow emergency to avoid getting ticketed and towed. More information including a map of public parking lots can be found on the city website at www.hastingsmn.gov.