The Ice of Boston: Beantown Tows Record Number of Cars During Storm

While we're sitting here on the Left Coast basking in warm, sunny days (a dramatic difference from the storms of a year ago which is a bigger problem than one might think because Angelenos have no clue how to drive in the rain), the kids back East got hit with some stormage, and the City of Boston, determined to keep the roads clear, towed a while mess of cars. Some folks are calling foul. After the jump, a somewhat telling paragraph from the Boston Globe.

"City officials said they issued 4,812 tickets and towed 942 cars during the snow emergency that was in effect between 9 p.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. yesterday. By contrast, during the blizzard of 2005, a snow emergency that lasted nearly six days, the city wrote 5,766 tickets and towed 840 vehicles, according to officials. That comes to roughly six an hour during a storm that dumped more than 2 feet of snow on the city, compared to nearly 28 an hour during last weekend's more modest snowfall."

So was it good community service or emergency profiteering? Maybe Thnderblt wants to weigh in? He's been known to rock at the Government Center and drive past the Stop 'n' Shop with the radio on. We mean, like, the girls turn the color of the avocado when he drives down the street in his El Dorado. ThnderbltDoherty was never called an asshole. Not like Boston authorities.

During storm, city towed a record 942 vehicles [Boston Globe]

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