City, Schools Working Together After First Snowstorm of 2023
Saint Paul, MINN. (Jan. 4, 2023) -- With over a foot of fresh snow falling on Saint Paul over the past two days, the City of Saint Paul and Saint Paul Public Schools (SPPS) are working together to keep residents and families safe and clean up after the storm.
Saint Paul Public Works has been working around the clock to clear the streets as quickly and safely as possible. A snow emergency was declared beginning at 9 p.m. tonight for night plow routes and 8 a.m. Thursday morning for day plow routes. (See stpaul.gov/snow for more information.)
“As our Saint Paul Public Works crews continue clean-up efforts from this latest round of heavy snow, our priority is the safety of our residents,” said Mayor Carter. “I am grateful for the incredible cooperation of our community, school leaders, first responders, and City workers who remain focused on supporting Saint Paul."
SPPS will hold a second consecutive day of e-learning on Thursday, with students and staff learning from home. Holding an e-learning day will also improve the City’s ability to clear the streets in a timely manner with fewer school buses and cars on the roads.
“I am proud of our students, families and staff for coming together and making the most of this storm that hit a day after winter break," said Superintendent Joe Gothard. "The safety of our community is our collective priority. I want to thank Mayor Carter and the City of Saint Paul for everything they do for the people of our great city, particularly our children and our schools.”
Saint Paul Public Libraries will be open regular hours. Please check sppl.org for information on location, hours, and programs. Recreation Centers will be open regular hours, however centers that regularly open at 2 p.m. will open at 1 p.m. and Great River Water Park will open at noon. S’more Fun Childcare and Rec Check will not be operational, but facilities will be available for drop-in activities. Additional outdoor winter activity ideas can be found on the Saint Paul Parks and Recreation website.