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Toledo crews tow parked vehicles on streets to remove snow

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TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -

Toledo crews are working to clear side streets after our big snow storm, but they're having trouble in areas due to vehicles parked on the street. Thursday they're towing some away to make the streets safer.

At 1:00 p.m. Thursday, city crews started towing cars to nearby parking lots so plows could pass. This, after plow drivers told the city that the cars were creating a problem for them.

"The plow drivers were out all night; they identified a number of streets. We had our inspectors to go back out to make sure there was a need and then we contacted the police department to get the tow trucks out," said David Welch, Commissioner of Toledo Streets, Bridges, and Harbor Division.

The city is not charging people whose cars have been towed, which will end up costing the city, but officials say it's something that needed to be done.

"It's expensive but we need to do it. We need to get into these streets, we need to have them open for emergency vehicles so it is an extreme measure and when we get a lot of snow, this is one of the things that we have to do," said Welch.

If you haven't already moved your car, the city is asking you do so. If your car has been towed and you can't find it, you can call 419-936-2523 to help identify were your car has been taken.

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