In advance of an expected 5 to 8 inches of snow tonight, the City of St. Cloud has officially declared a snow emergency.

It will begin Wednesday at 12:01 AM and will remain in effect for 72 hours, unless rescinded due to improved conditions.

During a snow emergency, all parking regulations will be strictly enforced.

Vehicles parked illegally beginning at 12:01 a.m. will be towed immediately.