Nearly 2K Vehicles Ticketed, 795 Towed In St. Paul

ST. PAUL (WCCO) — Several St. Paul residents are a bit poorer today.

The city of St. Paul said 1,900 vehicles have been ticketed during its snow emergency and 795 vehicles were towed, as of 9:30 a.m. Thursday.

A ticket for parking on the street during a snow emergency is $53. Towing costs are $219.50 plus $15 for storage after the initial day of being towed.

  • Peace

    They gotta recoup their money somehow.

    • No Kidding

      Now I see why they called a Snow ‘fundraiser’ Emergency, and Minneapolis did not (when MPLS got more snow). Just another stupid tax on the people. What a joke

  • Eddie

    What A Rip Off

  • red

    they did call a snow emergency early yesterday afternoon people duh!!!!!

  • big banjo

    my neighbor who was towing said they were ticketing and getting towed when there was hardly any snow, him and his cohorts were laughing saying they get $65.00 for each car they brought in and that they each nabbed about 15 cars most of which were on streets that barely had any snow……….there should not hve been a snow emergency declared because there simply was NOT ENOUGH SNOW……PERIOD.

  • Jury

    Not sure why they did – everythings melted away o’er here in Plymouth. What a waste of you know what.
    I guess when the gubbermint is broke they resort to any and all means to pick you clean.

  • Hans Kah

    Look for a wide selection at Car Time next month!

  • Brett


  • Laura

    I live in Saint Paul, and they have done things like this before – something funny is going on when the city can bank on it’s citizens the way Saint Paul continues with snow emergencies!

  • devel

    Yea it’s a racket that ppl in the cities should know by now, even if there is only 1 inch of snow, don’t matter, your told not to park on the street, so ya do it anyway…wake up ppl!!!!!!!

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