LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW)-- Fines for violating La Crosse's alternate side parking rules are set to triple. The city council approved the measure Thursday night.
The initial fine for breaking the parking rules will increase from $10 to $30. The new rule also allows police to tow improperly parked vehicles during a 48-hour snow period, during or after a major snow fall.
"The biggest reason is that snow plows have to be able to get out there and get the streets cleared and get the snow pushed back so we can keep the streets cleared so emergency vehicles and other traffic can get through," said Lt. Pat Hogan with the La Crosse Police Department.
Assuming the mayor does not veto the measure, it will take effect after the city clerk publishes the ordinance in the paper. For details on fines and the rules you can log on to cityoflacrosse.org.
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