Washington D.C. may be hard up for money, so they’re grateful for the blizzard that struck the city. Since last Friday, according to NBC Washington, the district has issued $1,078,000 worth of parking tickets and $65,600 in fines.
WTOP reported that in fiscal year 2014, D.C. lost more than $55 million in unpaid tickets,
656 cars have been towed.
Mayor Muriel Bowser said the snow emergency will be lifted at 6:30 on Wednesday; until that time cars will still be towed. During a snow emergency, vehicles parked on snow emergency routes are towed, and taxicabs are allowed to add a flat fee of $15 to whatever the meter charges.
Parking tickets can run $250, with additional $100 tow charges and a $25-per-day fee until the car is retrieved by its owner.
Although the city demands that cars be parked within 12 inches from a curb, numerous drivers said their cars were stuck and they couldn’t move them.