PARKING TICKETS: First Storm For New Ordinance

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Thursday’s storm was the first time Des Moines police were handing out tickets for violators of the city’s new snow ordinance.

Des Moines police say more than 400 tickets were written Thursday.

The rules require all cars to be off city streets, except in five neighborhoods where cars must be parked on the odd or even side of the street correlating with the day of the month. Those neighborhoods include Sherman Hill, Carpenter, Drake, Drake Park, and River Bend.

Des Moines police say they also impounded 30 cars during clean-up overnight.

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