Snow emergency called for downtown Willmar starting late on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023

A Willmar snow emergency in the Central Business District, which bars street parking, begins at 10 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, and ends at 6 a.m. Friday, Jan. 6.

pile of snow in front of building
Downtown Willmar was dotted with huge piles of snow Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023, like this one in a city parking lot across the street from the Willmar Public Library. City parking lots such as this may be used for overnight parking during the snow emergency that starts Thursday night.
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WILLMAR — A downtown Willmar Central Business District snow emergency has been called by Willmar Public Works.

Vehicle owners will need to find alternative places to park their cars overnight Thursday.

The emergency will start at 10 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, and will be lifted at 6 a.m. Friday, Jan. 6.

Parking on the streets will not be allowed during the emergency. The area impacted is from First to Seventh Streets Southwest and from Trott Avenue to the bypass.

Any vehicles left on the street will be towed at the owner's expense.


The city parking lots may be used for overnight parking during the snow emergency.

Those with questions may contact Public Works Supervisor Gary Manzer at 320-235-3827 or 320-491-7366 .

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