Long Prairie Police Department reminds Residents of winter ordinances.
The Police Department would like to remind snowmobilers of the City Ordinances.
Snowmobile speed limit in the City limits is 15mph.
Not to drive a snowmobile in a reckless or careless manner.
Not to drive while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Must ride single file on the roadways.
Must not operate a snowmobile upon any public property of the City except on designated snowmobile trails.
No riding on sidewalks and not to drive on any private property without the owner’s permission.
The Police Department wants to remind the residents when the snow season starts it is the responsibility of the home owner, renter, and owners of the property abutting any municipal or public sidewalks shall have an obligation for snow removal. The Police Department and City Hall have received some complaints and The City of Long Prairie will be enforcing this ordinance. If the owners do not comply the Long Prairie Public Works will clean the sidewalks and the expense will be charged to the owner.
We also want to remind motorists of the winter parking regulations within the City of Long Prairie, which start November 1st. There is not night time parking on Central Ave, and one block south and north of Central Ave in the downtown area. There is no night time parking on Hwy 27, Hwy 287, 8th St between Hwy 27 and Hwy 287, 6th St NE, and 2nd Ave SW. Vehicles parked in these areas during the night time will be issued a parking citation.
The Police Department wishes everyone a safe and enjoyable winter season.