MINNEAPOLIS - Minneapolis city officials have clarified how snow emergencies are handled within in the city after April 1.
The Public Works Department told KARE 11 on Wednesday that a city ordinance prevented a snow emergency from being declared after April 1.
But after taking a closer look at the ordinance, the city said that a snow emergency can be declared administratively by the Public Works Director. There would not be a need for emergency action from the mayor or city council, officials said.
They said the need would be unlikely this time of year because of the temperature of the ground, but they said a tool is there if it is needed.
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