Snow Emergencies


A snow emergency is declared in the City of Brainerd whenever there is a snow fall accumulation of four or more inches of snow.

What Happens

On the first day of a Snow Emergency, parking is prohibited on all Snow Emergency Routes (PDF), North/South streets, all streets west of the Mississippi River, and all streets south of Willow Street until they have been plowed from curb to curb.

On the second day of a snow emergency, parking is prohibited on all remaining east/west streets until they have been plowed from curb to curb.


All vehicles plowed around during a Snow Emergency will be subject to receiving a $25 parking fine.
Branch Covered in Snow


Any vehicle which remains unmoved for a period of 48 hours following its being plowed around will be towed at the owners expense.

When a snow emergency is declared, this information page will be updated to provide current snow plowing information. Declarations of snow emergencies are also sent to the local news media and Charter Communications.

For more information about snow emergencies, please contact the City Engineer's office at 218-828-2309 during business hours (7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday).