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City of Grand Forks: Please remove cars from maintenance areas overnight

Grand Forks streets department asks drivers to remove cars from maintenance areas overnight

GRAND FORKS — It has been a tighter squeeze driving on streets in Grand Forks lately, and as crews prepare for the possibility of more heavy snow in the area, they're asking for more room to work.

The problem? Cars left on snowy streets overnight.

"If you can get your car off the streets somehow, it's beneficial to us and it's beneficial to the travelling public," said streets department manager Mark Aubol.


The streets department said it plans to prepare for this week's winter storm by hauling snow out of Grand Forks to give drivers more room on the roads. They'll also be removing cars parked overnight in snow removal areas.

"We do pull and tow them," Aubol said. “We won't impound them. We'll just pull them around the corner and park them on another street," said Aubol.

A handful of tickets were issued Monday night, and more tickets could be on the way as crews are set to plow streets again.

Tickets for parking in snow removal areas overnight start at $55, but costs can quickly add up. Streets department crews say a tow can start at $40.

"It gets to be kind of expensive," Aubol said.

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