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DC Lifts Snow Emergency as of 9:30 am Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Vehicles may park on snow emergency routes after 9:30 am Tuesday, March 4, 2014

(Washington, DC) The District announced today that the snow emergency will be lifted as of 9:30 am, Tuesday, March 4.  By declaring a snow emergency, the District Snow Team (Department of Public Works and Department of Transportation) was able to clear snow emergency routes curb to curb.

To learn where a vehicle has been towed, call the Towed Vehicle Locator office at 202.541.6083 or go to

Vehicles ticketed for a snow emergency violation and towed by DPW were taken to the DPW Impound Lot at 5001 Shepherd Parkway, SW 20032.  Normal hours of operation are weekdays from 8:30 am to 6:30 pm, the telephone number is 202.645.5500.  The lot is closed weekends and holidays and when DC government is closed.  To have an impounded vehicle released, these fees must be paid:

  • $250 ticket for the snow emergency violation.
  • $100 tow fee.
  • $20 per day storage fee.

Additional fees also may be required to be paid, e.g., fees for tickets older than 60 days that have not been entered into the adjudication system.

These fees may be paid at the impound lot by bank debit card, credit card (Mastercard, Visa and Discover) or online through the Department of Motor Vehicles Website --

The total number of snow emergency tickets written by DPW and vehicles towed to the DPW impoundment lot will be available at 3 pm Tuesday, March 4.