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More than 1300 cars towed in winter's third snow emergency

More than 1300 cars towed in winter's third snow emergency
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Even in March, at least 1,341 drivers haven't gotten used to Minneapolis's snow emergency parking restrictions.

That's how many people lost their cars to the city's tow trucks between Tuesday and Thursday as plows worked to clear nine-plus inches of snow out of the roads.

See Also:
- Feb. 12: More than 650 cars towed in first two days of Minneapolis snow emergency
- Dec. 11: City towed 750 cars in the first two days of the snow emergency
- Slideshow: Snowpocalypse December 2012

On Wednesday morning, 450 drivers woke up to find that their cars had been impounded overnight, and tow trucks picked up an additional 483 cars over the course of the day.

On Thursday, the third and final day of the snow emergency, another 408 cars parked on the snowy side of the street were hauled away.

Silver lining for all the drivers begging a neighbor for a ride to the impound lot: With any luck, this will be our last snow emergency this season.


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