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Mayor Bowser Voids All Snow Emergency Route Tickets Issued Jan. 22



    D.C. Mayor Bowser Voids Some Tickets From Snow Emergency

    D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser says tickets issued for parking on snow emergency routes Friday will be voided. Mark Segraves explains. (Published Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016)

    Did you get a parking ticket from D.C. on Friday, Jan. 22 -- the first day of the Blizzard of 2016? 

    Good news: Mayor Muriel Bowser will void all parking tickets issued on snow emergency routes that day.

    The morning of Jan. 22, a snow emergency went into effect in D.C., and residents and drivers had to move cars parked along snow emergency routes.

    However, on Friday 2,829 people received citations for $250, plus additional fees for towing and vehicle storage.

    Bowser said all Jan. 22 citations will be voided, and that residents may receive a refund if they have already paid their citations. 

    However, towing and storage fees still apply.

    “The Blizzard of 2016 was one of the largest snow events in recent history and we are all working together to dig the District out from this storm,” Bowser said. “Despite that drivers were advised last Thursday to remove their vehicles from snow routes, I understand that some who received citations that Friday may not have known about the parking restriction, or may have been running errands in preparation for the storm.

    "This ticket dismissal is one small way that we can continue to help each other recover from the storm,” Bowser said.

    More than $600,000 in tickets still need to be paid, News4's Mark Segraves reported. Because those tickets can be contested like any other parking ticket, the District may not see all that money.

    Call 311 with any questions about the change in parking tickets.