Winter is upon us and everyone should be making preparations for snow and the possibility of Snow Alerts. What is a Snow Alert? It is an emergency condition that requires the removal of all cars from city streets in order to facilitate the removal of snow. A Snow Alert will be called by the Director of Public Works by 5:00 p.m. the day before provisions of the alert go into affect. Cars must be removed from city streets after midnight and must be off for a period of 24 hours. The Snow Alert could be cancelled prior to that 24 hour period being up. Cars can be ticketed and towed. In order to get your car back, you will have to pay the tow. Cars will be towed to an impound area until they are retrieved. The Stevens County Sheriff Department will handle the ticketing and towing. City Hall will handle the collection of tow and ticket fees. The City will announce the Snow Alert through the radio stations KMRS/KKOK and through the Stevens County Code Red Alert system. You can find the link on this website under the How Do I… tab or by going to the Stevens County website at www.co.stevens.mn.us. An alert will be sent out by the dispatch to your phone. We will also try to post the Snow Alert on our social media platforms when possible.