More than 650 cars towed in first two days of Minneapolis snow emergency
As we trudge through day three of the season's second snow emergency, at least 657 drivers have already suffered through the experience of looking out their window, seeing plowed pavement where they left their car, and realizing it's been whisked away by city tow trucks.
Minneapolis declared a snow emergency mid-afternoon on Sunday, when about four inches of snow had already hit the ground, and more was falling. We racked up less than a half-foot total.
In the first day of the snow emergency -- so, Sunday night into Monday morning -- the city towed 343 cars. Yesterday, day two, that number jumped by another 314 cars to 657, according to city spokesperson Matt Laible.
That's just under 100 fewer cars than during the season's first snow emergency two months ago, when 750 unprepared drivers had their cars dragged away by day two. That snow was also heavier, with more than a foot of the fluffy white stuff in many parts of the city.
The city will release the day-three totals late this afternoon, so check back then to find out how many of your neighbors you can point and laugh at. (Or to take comfort in the fact that you weren't the only one trekking to the impound lot).
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