A snow emergency was issued for Richfield just before 2 p.m. Sunday. Other cities such as Minneapolis, St. Paul, Golden Valley, Robbinsdale, St. Louis Park and Richfield's neighbor, Bloomington, issued snow emergencies much earlier in the day.
Accoding to the City of Richfield website, Richfield doesn't have snow emergencies, but rather uses a snow parking ban ordinance from Nov. 1 through April 15 each season. However, with the major winter storm that rolled through overnight, Richfield Streets and Forestry Director Chris Link told Richfield Patch an emergency has been issued.
"Vehicles must be removed from the street until they are plowed curb to curb," Link said in an e-mail to Patch. "City crews will be plowing the entire City, for a second time, starting at 2 p.m."
For additional information on Richfield's snow parking ban ordinance, click here.