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.

Comments (10)
  1. Peace says:

    They gotta recoup their money somehow.

    1. No Kidding says:

      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

  2. Eddie says:

    What A Rip Off

  3. red says:

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

  4. big banjo says:

    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.

  5. Jury says:

    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.

  6. Hans Kah says:

    Look for a wide selection at Car Time next month!

  7. Laura says:

    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!

  8. devel says:

    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!!!!!!!