City Tows Vehicles During Snow Emergency

City Tows Vehicles During Snow Emergency Click to Enlarge Photo: Matt Demczyk (KNSI)

(KNSI) - The City of St. Cloud towed more than 50 vehicles to allow city plows to clear snow.

The vehicles were towed during a Snow Emergency that was in effect from 12:01 a.m. Friday to 12:01 a.m. Monday.

St. Cloud's Parking Enforcement Division says 56 vehicles were towed on the first night and only a handful were towed after that.

In a Snow Emergency, parking regulations are enforced and towing of illegally parked vehicles starts immediately.

Normally, vehicles are towed after getting five tickets.

The price of a tow varies depending on which company takes the vehicle. The city uses all area tow companies during a Snow Emergency.

The National Weather Service says the St. Cloud area could get another 3 to 7 inches of snow late Monday night into Tuesday morning.

The city received 6.1 inches of snow on Thursday to prompt the last Snow Emergency.

This was the second snow emergency declared so far this winter. The other was in late December.

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