Some upset people took to Twitter over the weekend to call on Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton to explain why their cars were towed. Danbury declared a Level 1 snow emergency, which meant a street parking ban. People have up to one hour after the start of the storm to move cars off the street so plows can go out without any obstructions and clear the roads.
Some 70 cars were towed.
Boughton got into a back and forth with some residents on Twitter over why cars weren't towed during the storm a few weeks back. He said that they were out towing cars, just in a different area. In order to stem off another surprise for people who are fined for not clearing sidewalks, Boughton reminds residents that that's not the City's responsibility.
When the City goes to a Level 2 snow emergency, Patriot Garage is opened for free parking. Boughton says they can't do it for every storm because there's a cost there with staffing, but they try to during severe storms.
Boughton reminded people to sign up for robo calls from the City to be alert directly when there is a snow emergency and parking ban declared.