Parking in D.C.? Watch out during snow

Under D.C. parking regulations, cars can\'t be parked on a snow emergency route during a snow emergency. (WTOP/Megan Cloherty)

WASHINGTON – Car drivers in D.C., listen-up.

The District of Columbia issued a snow emergency starting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, which means cars will get towed if they’re parked on the wrong street.

Under D.C. parking regulations, cars can’t be parked on a snow emergency route during a snow emergency. If they are, the D.C. Department of Public Works (DPW) will tow the vehicle to an impound lot.

DPW will also issue a $250 ticket for violating the snow emergency, $100 fine to tow the car and $20 for an impound fee. If the car isn’t picked up within 48 hours, the impound fee doubles every day thereafter.

For those who do get towed, DPW has set up a website to find out where the car is. They can also call 202-541-6083.

Here is a full list of locations in D.C. where cars can’t park:

  • I-66 – D.C Line to Whitehurst Freeway and ramps
  • I-295 – D.C Line to and across both 11th St. Bridges to the Southeast Freeway and ramps
  • I-395 – D.C Line to New York Avenue (including HOV Lanes)
  • Alabama Avenue, S.E. – Branch Avenue to Suitland Road
  • Anacostia Freeway – 11th St., S.E. Bridges to East Capitol St.
  • Arizona Avenue, N.W. – Canal Road to Loughboro Road
  • Benning Road – Bladensburg Road, N.E. to Southern Avenue, S.E.
  • Bladensburg Road, N.E. – Benning Road to Eastern Avenue
  • Blair Road, N.W. – North Capitol Street to Eastern Avenue
  • Branch Avenue, S.E. – Pennsylvania Avenue to Southern Avenue
  • Brentwood Parkway, N.E. – Penn Street to New York Avenue
  • Brentwood Road, N.E. – T Street to Rhode Island Avenue
  • C Street, N.E. – North Carolina Ave. to East Capitol Street
  • Canal Road, N.W. – M Street to Chain Bridge
  • Cathedral Avenue, N.W. – Rock Creek Park to Connecticut Avenue
  • Chain Bridge, N.W.
  • Clermont Drive, N.E. – Hawaii Avenue to Harewood Road
  • Columbia Road, N.W. – Michigan Avenue to 16th Street (north side only)
  • Connecticut Avenue N.W. – K Street to Western Avenue
  • Constitution Avenue – 23rd Street, N.W. to North Carolina Ave., N.E.
  • Dalecarlia Parkway, N.W. – Massachusetts Avenue to Loughboro Road
  • E Street (North), N.W. – 18th Street to Virginia Avenue
  • E Street (South), N.W. – 17th Street to 20th Street to Potomac River Freeway
  • E Street Expressway, N.W. – 20th Street to Rock Creek Parkway
  • East Capitol Street – including ramp A on the north and from Independence Avenue (on the south) to Southern Avenue
  • Eastern Avenue, N.E. – Kenilworth Avenue to Minnesota Avenue
  • Florida Avenue – H Street, N.E. to 9th Street, N.W.
  • Florida Avenue, N.W. – U Street to 22nd Street
  • Foxhall Road, N.W. – Loughboro Road to Canal Road
  • Georgia Avenue, N.W. – Florida Avenue to Eastern Avenue
  • Good Hope Road, S.E. – Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue to Alabama Avenue
  • H Street – Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. to Benning Road, N.E.
  • Harvard Street, N.W. / Hobart Place, N.W. – 5th Street to 16th Street (south side only)
  • Hawaii Avenue, N.E. – North Capitol Street to Clermont Drive
  • Howard Road, S.E. – I-295 to South Capitol Street
  • I (Eye) Street, N.W. – Pennsylvania Avenue to New York Avenue
  • Independence Avenue – 15th Street, S.W. to 22nd Street, S.E.
  • Irving Street – Michigan Avenue, N.E. to 16th Street, N.W. (south side only)
  • K Street, N.W. – 7th Street to 29th Street (including service roadways)
  • Kenilworth Avenue, N.E. – East Capitol Street to Eastern Avenue
  • Kenyon Street, N.W. / Kenyon Place, N.W. – Irving Street to 14th St. (north side only)
  • L Street, N.W. – New York Avenue to Pennsylvania Avenue
  • Loughboro Road, N.W. -MacArthur Boulevard to Indian Lane and Chain Bridge Road
  • Louisiana Avenue, N.W. – North Capitol Street to Constitution Avenue
  • M Street – Maine Ave., S.W. to 12th Street, S.E.
  • M Street, N.W. – Connecticut Ave. to Canal Road
  • Maine Avenue, S.W. – 15th Street to M Street
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, S.E. – Good Hope Road to South Capitol Street
  • Massachusetts Avenue, N.W. – Western Avenue to North Capitol Street
  • Michigan Avenue – Eastern Avenue, N.E. to Columbia Road, N.W.
  • Military Road, N.W. – 16th Street to Western Avenue
  • Missouri Avenue, N.W. – North Capitol Street to 16th Street
  • Mt. Olivet Road, N.E. – Brentwood Parkway to Bladensburg Road
  • Mt. Vernon Place, N.W. – Massachusetts Avenue to New York Avenue
  • Naylor Road, S.E. – Good Hope Road to Southern Avenue
  • Nebraska Avenue, N.W. – Indian Lane and Chain Bridge Road to Military Road
  • New Hampshire Avenue, N.W – Miss ouri Avenue to D.C. Line
  • New York Avenue – 15th Street, N.W. to D.C. Line
  • New York Avenue, N.W. – 17th Street to 18th Street
  • North Capitol Street – Hawaii Avenue, N.E. to Blair Road, N.W.
  • North Capitol Street – Harewood Road to Louisiana Avenue (including the ramps at Irving Street)
  • North Carolina Avenue, N.E. – Constitution Avenue to C Street
  • Park Road, N.W. – 14th Street to 16th Street (north side only)
  • Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. – M Street to 3rd Street
  • Pennsylvania Avenue, S.E. – 2nd Street to Southern Avenue
  • Piney Branch Road, N.W. – 13th Street to Eastern Avenue
  • Reno Road, N.W. – 34th Street to 41st Street
  • Reservoir Road, N.W.- Foxhall Road to Wisconsin Avenue
  • Rhode Island Avenue – Connecticut Avenue, N.W. to Eastern Avenue, N.E.
  • Riggs Road, N.E. – Missouri Avenue, N.W. to Eastern Avenue, N.E.
  • River Road, N.W. – Wisconsin Avenue to D.C. Line
  • South Capitol Street – Southwest Freeway to Southern Avenue
  • South Dakota Avenue, N.E. – Riggs Road to New York Avenue
  • Southeast Freeway – Pennsylvania Avenue to South Capitol Street (including ramps)
  • Southern Avenue, S.E. – South Capitol Street to Naylor Road
  • Southwest Freeway – I-395 to South Capitol Street to Southern Avenue (including ramps)
  • Suitland Parkway, S.E. – South Capitol Street to Southern Avenue
  • Suitland Road, S.E. – Alabama Ave. to Southern Ave.
  • T Street, N.E. – 9th Street to Brentwood Road
  • U Street, N.W. – 9th Street to Florida Avenue
  • Virginia Avenue, N.W. – Constitution Avenue to Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway
  • W Street, S.E. – Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue to 13th Street
  • Western Avenue, N.W. – Connecticut Avenue to Massachusetts Avenue
  • Whitehurst Freeway, N.W. and ramps
  • Wisconsin Avenue, N.W. – K Street to Western Avenue
  • 3rd Street – Constitution Avenue, N.W. to Independence Avenue, S.W.
  • 6th Street, N.E. – Florida Avenue to Penn Street
  • 6th Street, N.W. – Constitution Avenue to New York Avenue
  • 7th Street – Southwest Freeway to Florida Avenue, N.W.
  • 9th Street – Southwest Freeway to Florida Avenue, N.W.
  • 9th Street, N.E. – Brentwood Parkway to Brentwood Road
  • 11th Street Bridges (and ramps)
  • 11th Street, S.E. – M Street to 11th Street Bridge
  • 12th Street – Southwest Freeway and ramps to Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
  • 13th Street, S.E. – W Street to Good Hope Road
  • 14th Street – 14th Street Bridges (I-395) and ramps S.W. to
  • Thomas Circle, N.W.
  • 15th Street, N.W. – E Street to New York Avenue
  • 15th Street, N.W. – K Street to Massachusetts Avenue
  • 16th Street, N.W. – H Street to Eastern Avenue
  • 17th Street, N.W. – Constitution Avenue to Connecticut Avenue
  • 17th Street, N.E. – Benning Road to Bladensburg Road
  • 18th Street, N.W. – E Street (south) to Connecticut Avenue
  • 19th Street, N.W. – E Street (south) to M Street
  • 20th Street, N.W. – Virginia Avenue to Q Street
  • 22nd Street, N.W. – Pennsylvania Avenue to Massachusetts Avenue
  • 23rd Street, N.W. – Constitution Avenue to 22nd Street
  • 24th Street, N.W. – Calvert Street to Connecticut Avenue
  • 27th Street, N.W. – Virginia Avenue to K Street
  • 34th Street, N.W. – Massachusetts Avenue to Reno Road
  • 41st Street, N.W. – Reno Road to Western Avenue

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