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Wednesday, February 03, 2016

DC Blizzard Parking Tickets Exceed $1 Million; More Than 600 Cars Towed

Washington, D.C., has issued more than $1 million in parking tickets since a blizzard pummeled the city over the weekend, with another $65,000 in fines.

Since D.C.'s snow emergency began on Friday, the city has towed 656 cars and issued $1,078,000 worth of parking tickets, NBC Washington reported. The towed vehicles were either parked illegally, in the way of snowplows, or considered road hazards, the local station said.

"Don't park your car illegally, and that includes parking it kind of in the middle of the street next to the snow bank," D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said on Tuesday, according to NBC. She had said that vehicles parked more than 12 inches from the curb are at risk of getting tickets.



Anonymous said...

Good for DC, these car owners think the rules don't apply to them.

Anonymous said...

Here's the stupidity of the situation...
Snow Emergency
Prohibited from driving
Roads are NOT plowed
No place else to park IF you could drive

You get a ticket for staying
You get a ticket for leaving

What a wonderful supportive government!

Sooo glad I don't live in that $4!t-40le!

Anonymous said...

I BET they didn't tow in the welfare thug areas?

Anonymous said...

The citizens unanimously decided to go this route of their own volition.The city thought they had them over a barrel.Never underestimate the resourcefulness of DCites.

Anonymous said...

Right on 10:27!

Anonymous said...

They had plenty of time before the storm arrived to make other arrangements for their cars. We knew it was coming for two days.

lmclain said...

3:02...have you ever actually lived in D.C.????
Or in ANY city?
Doesn't sound like it......