Now this is DC for you. A blizzard hits. There’s no parking because snow is piled up everywhere. But instead of being a little lenient on the parking violations as would be warranted by any decent municipality, Washington has instead found the snow clogged streets a revenue making opportunity. How people live in the city from day to day I do not know.
You would think that with the cleanup still underway for the major winter storm last weekend, Washington D.C.’s local government would be a bit more lenient if people are having a bit of trouble parking their cars in all the snow, right? Well… apparantly not.
With the snow state of emergency to remain in effect until Wednesday, NBC 4 reported that the city has towed 656 cars so far, and has issued $1,078,000 worth of parking tickets in the days following the storm.