Snow Continues to Cause Parking Issues in Downtown Charlottesville
Parking in downtown Charlottesville right now means dodging slush and plowing through piles of snow. The city's working on the issue, but it's not easy to fix.
Snow that has been pushed up against the sidewalk on streets in and around downtown Charlottesville is causing frustration for commuters.
Roads like Park Street still have spots that are completely covered. The city's spokesperson says crews plowed the snow into those spaces last week in order to clear the emergency routes. Trucks will continue to haul snow away from the area for as long as it’s necessary.
Drivers hope the spots are cleared sooner rather than later.
“I've been driving around the block for probably 30 minutes now and finally found a spot here and trying to squeeze into it with a big pile of snow there too, so it's making it harder,” said David Foley, a driver in Charlottesville.
The East Market Street parking garage was closed Tuesday morning, adding to the congestion. The Charlottesville Parking Center says it was only able to accommodate monthly customers until crews finished plowing snow on the roof.
Charlottesville police say they were out ticketing illegally parked cars Tuesday.
With the weather warming up in these next couple of days, the city is hopeful conditions will return to normal soon.
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