East Haven tows snowed-in cars ahead of Winter Storm Easton - WFSB 3 Connecticut

East Haven tows snowed-in cars ahead of Winter Storm Easton


Cities and towns are trying to keep up with snow removal as more and more snow falls.

Cars parked along streets don't make it easy, especially when they don't move during snow emergencies.

The East Haven Police Department turned to Facebook to try to find problem areas so they could get cars out of the way before Winter Storm Easton hits.

The desk sergeant is manning the page from dispatch, posting this message which asks, "Are there any snowed in vehicles on your streets?"

"We're going to put a red tag on it which gives them 24 hours notice," said East Haven police Lt. David Emerman. "We're also trying to get in touch with people at residents knocking on doors trying to reach out to the public."

The biggest concern is with the forecast for a lot more snow. Town plows won't have any room to put the new snow and making some roads too tight for emergency vehicles to get through.

Steve Barret's car wasn't blocking the road, but one resident post alerted police on Facebook. Barret said he understands he has to move it.

"I guess if it's in the way, especially if we get two feet of snow. I understand," Barret said. "I went through it last year. They had the parking bans. It is what it is. I'll move it."

In East Haven, residents are only supposed to park on the even numbered side of the street. If there is no off-street parking, then they have to move it within six hours after the town clears the odd side.

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