DPW does not estimate the total cost of its fines because the tickets can be adjudicated and dismissed, Grant said.
The department’s snow emergency tally doesn’t include the abandoned cars spotted along District roadways in the aftermath of the storm. Grant said this week that 91 cars suffered that fate, adding another $9,100 in towing fees at $100 apiece.
The good news for drivers is some relief is coming; miles of roadway will open up for parking when the District’s snow emergency is lifted at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Snow emergency rules aim to keep main arteries clear so plows can get through. D.C.’s snow emergency route includes oft-traveled lettered and numbered streets, and thoroughfares such as Rhode Island, Massachusetts and New York avenues.