This in from the city of Mankato. A downtown snow emergency will go into effect at 10 p.m. tonight and continue until eight a.m. Tuesday morning. City officials say the main purpose of the downtown corridor snow emergency is to haul snow out of the downtown area because there is limited storage space. The city says temporary parking is available during the snow emergency in the Mankato Place and Civic Center parking ramps free of charge and parking is also allowed in yards. New Ulm has also declared a downtown snow emergency beginning at one-30 a.m. Tuesday morning until completion. New Ulm city officials say they are asking vehicles to be removed from the downtown areas so residents can avoid ticketing and towing