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Farmington Public Safety Tows 12 Vehicles During Storm

Public Safety Director Bob Schulz said the weekend stayed fairly quiet. He also reminds residents to keep fire hydrants clear of snow.

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A dozen Farmington vehicle owners learned Farmington Public Safety was dead serious about Sunday's snow emergency declaration.

Public Safety Director Bob Schulz said the department towed those 12 vehicles off city streets, but many other folks just called their own tow trucks to move cars to legal parking spaces. Vehicles were towed after police were unable to find the owners. 

"All they have to do is pay the tow fee," Schulz said. "We do not write any additional tickets." 

He said officers responded to just one serious accident during the storm, when a vehicle lost control and knocked over a light pole on Farmington Road south of Nine Mile. The road was closed for just 20 minutes, he said. Officers also assisted stranded motorists and responded to calls about vehicles that had run off the road. 

"For the most part, it was pretty quiet in comparison to the amount of snow," Schulz said. 

He also put in a request for residents to continue clearing the snow away from fire hydrants, to ensure that firefighters have access to them at all times. 

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