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Clearing Connecticut Avenue, a snow emergency route, is no easy task.
Stephanie Kaye
Clearing Connecticut Avenue, a snow emergency route, is no easy task.

As more snow threatens to blanket DC, the battle between parked cars and road crews continues.

It's probably not often the tow truck guy gets asked what's on his wish list. For Gary Medley with DC's Department of Public Works , topping his list is, "...cooperation by the public. Pay attention to the signs knowing that it's snow removal at this point in time."

He hates to be thought of as "the bad guy." Police cruise around issuing tickets, while Medley and his tow truck follow behind. "As you can see, our colleague is issuing the two-hundred fifty dollar ticket! We were able to give them an additional twenty four minutes."

Just as Medley and another driver hitch up two cars to pull off Connecticut Avenue, Lea Zenockis comes rushing out of a nearby building. "I still get a ticket, but he's very nice for not taking my car away!" Zenockis just got back into town late last night. "I thought, 'Oh, I'll just come back here.' I didn't know about snow emergency routes 'cause I'm not from around here. It's all new!"

As Medley and his crew head to the streets in Southeast DC, he hopes more people get the message. Stephanie Kaye reports...

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