The city of Hartford was towing and ticketing cars at a record pace during the snowstorm that hit the Northeast on February 2, reported Mark Davis, wtnh.com.
Over 500 cars were towed and more than 700 tickets issued to drivers around midnight who did not comply with the parking snow ban.
Tow truck operator Joe Miano of Friendly Auto Body and Towing told Davis that he and six other tow truck drivers had been towing nonstop since 11:45pm.
Friendly Auto Body & Towing is just one of 13 towing contractors in the city that worked overtime from February 1 into February 2. The low compliance for the 11pm parking ban, despite being broadcasted on local news and social media, caused a lot of people to be short $200. It's $93.59 for the tow and $99 for the ticket, reported Davis.
Hartford resident Patrice Chapman told Davis that she works third shift and was asleep when the parking ban was announced. She woke up to go to work and her car was gone, despite claims that it hadn't even started snowing yet.