Last weekend's historic snow storm brought most of Washington, DC to its knees. However, the city was able to keep giving out parking tickets, including to cars that could not be moved because of the snow:
Vehicles are being towed at the owners' expense. Violators face $250 tickets, $100 tow charges and a $25-per-day fee until they pick up their vehicles.
"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 Tuesday. Cars should be parked no more than 12 inches from a curb, not a snow bank, or drivers risk a ticket, she said.But many drivers said they simply couldn't move their cars from emergency routes after the blizzard dropped two feet of snow on the District.
"They gave me a $250 ticket just for being snowed in. I couldn't get no help," driver Danielle Smith said.
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