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Feb 6, 2015 7:59 PM

Snow causes parking, towing problems in Manchester


MANCHESTER - The snow emergency is over for now, but not before more than 100 vehicles were towed from Manchester streets overnight Thursday.

Dozens of Manchester residents like Tony Garcia spent the day Friday searching for their cars a lot full of towed vehicles. Garcia is one of 123 people whose car was towed in Manchester overnight.

"A lot of people don't have places to park so we're parking on the street and we're getting out cars towed," Garcia said.

During a snow emergency, parking is prohibited on any street. The city has designated parking lots where residents can park, but many say they're inconvenient and too far away. In the five snow emergencies this season, Manchester Police have already towed 573 vehicles. Officer Mark Ampuja says drivers need to be more aware.

"If there's a chance of snow obviously we want people to be paying attention because we don't want their vehicles getting towed," Ampuja said.

Manchester is full of tall snow piles, and slushy sidewalks and with more snow on the way, police are urging people to be on the lookout for any parking restrictions.

"Contact the highway department, call the police department, and watch to make sure when those snow emergencies are declared that you don't get caught off guard and have that vehicle towed from the street," Ampuja said.


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