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(A) The Mayor, Police Chief or other designated official may declare a snow emergency in the city. The emergency shall continue in effect for a period of 24 hours or until the snow has been removed from the city's streets or until the snow emergency has been rescinded by action of the Mayor, Police Chief or other designated officer.
(B) Notice of the declaration of a snow emergency shall be given by notifying the local news media; however, the notification shall be a service aid only and not a duty on the part of the officials.
(C) During a declared snow emergency or after two inches or more of snow have accumulated, no motor vehicle shall be left parked on any street or public way in the city until the declared emergency is canceled or, if no emergency is declared, until the street is cleared on both sides of accumulated snow.
(D) During a declared snow emergency, any police officer or city appointed parking enforcement officer, appointed pursuant to M.S. § 168B.035, Subd. 2, who finds a motor vehicle in violation of this section shall attempt to contact the owner of the motor vehicle and require the owner to immediately move the motor vehicle so as not to be in violation of this section. If the owner does not immediately remove the motor vehicle or the owner cannot be located, the police officer or city appointed parking enforcement officer, appointed pursuant to M.S. § 168B.035, Subd. 2, is authorized to have the motor vehicle removed at the owner's expense.
Penalty, see § 10.99