ST. CLOUD -- It's a sure sign that winter is inevitable...winter parking restrictions are about to go into effect.

Starting early Saturday through the end of March, St. Cloud's winter parking restrictions are in effect. It also marks the start of winter parking restrictions for the surrounding cities too.

Much of St. Cloud is covered by odd-even parking restrictions. That means between 1:00-and-7:00 a.m. on odd-numbered days, you must park on the even side of the street. On even numbered days, you must park on the odd side of the street again…between 1:00-and-7:00. So, if you park your car before midnight, leave it on the odd side during odd days and on the even side during even days. That way when 1:00 a.m. hits you are correctly parked. Remember, the sides of the street are determined by whether the house numbers are odd or even.

Signs regulate parking in the St. Cloud State University area and outlying parts of St. Cloud have no overnight parking on city streets.

During a snow emergency, illegally parked cars will be towed without warning.

Here's some winter parking rules for the surrounding communities…In Waite Park, St. Joseph and Sauk Rapids there is no parking from 2:00-until-7:00 a.m.

In Sartell you can't park from 1:00-to-7:00 a.m. on city streets.

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