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Expired Contract Leads to Lax Snow Emergency Enforcement in St. Paul

April 16, 2018 03:43 PM

The City of St. Paul declined to hand out tickets and only towed a handful of vehicles after its Snow Emergency went into effect Saturday night.

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Lisa Hiebert, a public information officer for St. Paul Public Works, said the city's contract with an impound lot near the State Fairgrounds expired Friday. While the city hoped for an extension, Hiebert said the lot had other contractual obligations.

Not all of the cars parked on the day and night plow routes were off the hook, however. Hiebert said a handful of cars were towed to the Barge Channel impound lot, if they were parked in a way that endangered anyone.

Due to the amount of snow and dangerous conditions, the city also kept its ticketers off St. Paul's streets. Hiebert said public works employees noticed more compliance for this late-season snow emergency.

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Tyler Berg

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