A Snow Event is declared following a forecast of falling and/or blowing snow expected to accumulate at a depth of 1.5+ inches, and/or freezing rain, sleet, or other winter weather patterns resulting in hazardous roadway conditions. The city will terminate the Snow Event once weather conditions have improved.
If the city declares a Snow Event, overnight parking on city streets and in city-owned parking lots is prohibited from 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. If plow operators encounter vehicles parked on city streets and/or in restricted lots during a Snow Event, Elk River Police will be dispatched to ticket and tow, per city ordinance.
Where Can I Park During a Snow Event?
Dedicated overnight Snow Event parking includes 26 spaces along the north side of the King Avenue lot, as well as 23 lower lot spaces closest to the Mississippi River adjacent to the pavilion at Rivers Edge Commons Park. Click here for a map of downtown parking options and prohibited spaces.
The Elk River City Council adopted Snow Event parking restrictions as an alternative to daily, season-long parking restrictions that are a challenge to enforce and can be cumbersome for residents and visitors. Just remember, if it looks like it will snow, keep your vehicle off the street so the plows can have roads open for the next business day.