Weather Forecast


Heavy snowfall prompts River Falls parking reminder

River Falls Police Chief Roger Leque said city street department crews would be in "full snow operations" mode, beginning around midnight Sunday and residents are urged to move vehicles off city streets if possible.

"We hope people will be mindful of parking restrictions (odd/even) and make sure they're parked legally. If they can move vehicles off the streets, that's even better," said Leque.

Police will be ticketing and likely towing vehicles found to be in violation, the chief said.

"Odd-even parking" means vehicles will be parked on the odd side of a street designated by property addresses on odd days of the month and on the even side of the street on even days of the month. Residents are reminded to park according to the date after midnight.

For example: It is 7 p.m. Dec. 9, and you plan to leave your car parked on the street overnight, you would need to park on the even side of the street so at 1 a.m. Dec. 10, you are in compliance.

City plows hit the streets early Sunday morning, clearing main thoroughfares of overnight snowfall, and at least one truck was out working most of the day. The full response was expected to begin late Sunday night.

Law enforcement personnel and towing companies across St. Croix and Pierce counties were busy all day Sunday, pulling ditched vehicles along I-94. as well as state and county roads.