The city of Brainerd declared a snow emergency starting Saturday, Nov. 30.

A powerful winter storm is expected to hit central Minnesota this weekend, with a possibility for 10-14 inches of snow through Sunday in Brainerd, according to the National Weather Service in Duluth. The weather service issued a winter storm warning through Sunday afternoon.

In Brainerd, the snowplowing and removal schedule is as follows:

Snowplowing will commence at 6 a.m. Saturday on the following streets:

  • All snow emergency routes,

  • All north-south streets or streets that generally run north-south,

  • All streets west of the Mississippi River, and

  • All streets south of Wright Street.

On Sunday, snowplowing clean-up will commence at 7 a.m. on the following streets:

  • All snow emergency routes, and

  • All east-west streets or streets that generally run east-west. Hauling of snow from the central business district will also take place.

On Saturday, city staff will work to plow and keep streets open, as it is anticipated to snow throughout the day. On Sunday, city staff will perform general clean-up of the streets plowed on Saturday and perform snow pick-up in the downtown central business district.

Vehicles parked on an east-west street Saturday, or streets identified for Day 2 parking restrictions on the snow emergency maps, will be plowed around on Saturday. Cars parked on snow emergency routes will be ticketed and towed immediately.

Parking is banned on all other city streets the day they are scheduled to be plowed until they have been plowed from curb to curb. All vehicles plowed around will be issued a $25 parking

citation. Vehicles that are not moved within 48 hours of being plowed around will be towed at the owner’s expense.

Visit the city of Brainerd’s website at ci.brainerd.mn.us/182/Snow-Emergencies to see maps for parking restrictions when a snow emergency is declared.