We've already had our first snowfall of the season, and although it didn't add up to much -- more is on the way. Here's what you'll need to know for navigating the winter streets and parking in Faribault.

OK, So What Are the Winter Parking Rules?

Whenever the City of Faribault declares a 'Snow Emergency,' it becomes illegal to park on any city street from 1:00 m through 8:00 am to allow the city to clear the streets. Vehicles in violation of Snow Emergency regulations can be ticketed and towed.

How Do I Know If a Snow Emergency has Been Declared?

Snow emergencies are announced on the city web page. A message is also left on the Public Works phone line at 507-333-0368. The city has also installed 2 blue lights downtown (on Central Avenue and Division Street, and on Central Avenue and 4th Street NW). These blue lights flash when a snow emergency has been announced for that evening. Snow emergencies will also be announced on this radio station.

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What Do I Need to Do If My Vehicle is Towed?

Your vehicle may be obtained by contacting Glenn's Towing Service at 628 Central Avenue (507-334-4202). You will be responsible for the towing and impound fees.

By the Way, How Much Time Do I Have to Clear My Sidewalk?

Your sidewalk must be cleared of snow and ice each day. Failure to do so within a 24-hour period can result in a citation.

Also, if your mailbox, lawn, or other property is damaged by a snowplow, you can contact the City of Faribault Public Works Department at 507-333-0361. Their staff will be sent out to determine the cause and responsibility for repair or replacement.

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