Winter is here in Minneapolis and the snow has already fell a few times this year. As a matter of fact, our snow plowing and snow shoveling crews have already been dispatched once and we are only in the first week of December.
Along with snowy winters in Minneapolis, along comes parking restrictions and hazardous road conditions. To help you stay ahead of city plow trucks and congested traffic throughout the Twin Cities we would like to share with you some apps you can download to your phone.
Minneapolis Snow Emergency App
The Minneapolis Snow Emergency App can help you avoid the costs and hassles of a ticket and tow during a snow emergency. This app has recently been updated and will tell you when a snow emergency has been declared and when and where you can and cannot park your car.
Google Maps App
If you don’t already have the Google Maps App downloaded on your phone, you may want to consider downloading it. The Google Maps App will let you know about congested traffic and potential crashes on the roadways. Open the app before heading out for work, if you see red lines on roadways that means traffic is backed up and you may want to consider taking a different route to work.
Whether you love the snow or hate it, the SnowCast App will tell you exactly how much snow to expect over the next 48 hours. The cool thing about his app is that you will be able to determine how much snow is going to fall on the south side of the cities or the north side. This will allow you to determine where the best snow is for sledding or whether you should just stay inside by the fire.
Right now this app is only available for Apple products and can be downloaded here.
We hope these apps will help you save time and money as well as help you find or avoid the snow when possible. Do you know of any other great apps we should have during the winter? If so, please tell us about them in the comments section below.