WASHINGTON - The Blizzard of 2016 isn’t just causing traffic nightmares and cabin fever in our area, but it is impacting people in their wallets too.
A Snow Emergency was declared in the District of Columbia ahead of the storm last week and that meant vehicles parked on snow emergency routes were subject to ticketing and towing.
According to the D.C. Department of Public Works, 4,930 snow emergency tickets were issued between the morning of Jan. 22 at 9:30 a.m. until the morning of Jan. 27. During that same time period, 669 vehicles were towed.
With each ticket going for $250 apiece, the city has issued a whopping $1,232,500 worth of fines over the 6-day period.
However, a D.C. Department of Public Works spokesperson pointed out that the projected revenue based on the number of tickets issued is unlikely to be reached as drivers may attempt to appeal their ticket, and tickets along with other related fees may be dismissed.
D.C.'s snow emergency officially ended at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.