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About 250 busted for violating Milwaukee's snow emergency ordinance

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MILWAUKEE (WTAQ) - As Milwaukeeans dig out from Wednesday’s snow, about 250 motorists got quite a surprise.

They either got $50 tickets or their vehicles were towed to the city’s impound lot for violating the city’s snow emergency ordinance.

Sandy Rusch Walton of the Milwaukee public works department said cars are not supposed to park on unplowed streets after it snows for at least 4 inches.

If there are no signs on the affected streets, tickets are issued. But for posted snow routes, violators’ cars get towed away – and it costs $105 to retrieve them, plus $20 for every day the cars remain in the impound lot.

Milwaukee had 10 inches of snow Tuesday night and Wednesday.

Other parts of Wisconsin’s eastern shore got pounded. Sheboygan had around 15 inches. Kenosha and Racine had 13 to 14 inches. 

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