MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Tow truck drivers are still picking up cars parked on unplowed streets and dragging them to the Minneapolis impound lot.
It’s been like that for nearly three days, ever since the city imposed a snow emergency, which is designed to get cars off the streets to allow plows to get rid of all the snow. Cars not moved on time were ticketed and taken to the impound lot. Tow truck driver Jonathan Garcia has seen a few people rushing out of their homes to move their cars before they’re hauled away.
“I saw a guy walking out in just boxers to get his car so he wouldn’t get towed,” said Garcia. “A lady just out in her bathrobe, no shoes, no nothing, just walked out in the snow.”
Snow emergencies are well-publicized online, on-air, through automated phone calls and on electronic billboards. Still, Garcia is busy after every snowstorm.
“It happens every year,” he said. “People don’t pay attention.”