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Trenton Police Ticketed Few Residents During Snow Emergency

Trenton police officers typically give vehicle owners a chance to move their vehicle before they begin writing a ticket, according to Sgt. Bradley Petraska of the Trenton Police Department.

If you received a ticket for parking in the street during a snow emergency Thursday, you were one among few others.

The Trenton Police Department issued just three tickets following a snowfall that began Wednesday and covered the city in a thick blanket of snow, according to Sgt. Bradley Petraska.

Petraska said Trenton police officers normally attempt to contact the owner of a vehicle parked in the street before writing up a ticket that can cost as much as $120.

"There was no huge problem (Thursday)," Petraska said. "Our officers usually try to contact the owner, but sometimes they can't make contact."

Officers often allow residents an opportunity to move their car into their driveway before handing out snow emergency tickets.

There were no major accidents or traffic related incidents on Wednesday and Thursday in Trenton.

Most residents parked vehicles in driveways, which allowed plenty of room for snow plows to clear the snow from the roads.

Some friends of the Trenton-Grosse Ile Patch Facebook page said Trenton's streets were cleared by Thursday morning. Others were not so lucky.

Here's some comments left on our Facebook page when, at about 1 p.m. Thursday, we asked readers, "Has your neighborhood been plowed yet?":

  • Cary Shillair Bialy Trenton was cleared. Saw them this morning!
  • Carrie Anderson Nope
  • Mandy Roberts Trombly Yep. Jackson Street was cleared even before we cleared our drive.
  • Kathye Quirk Trenton was out enforcing the ordinance today. People were ticketed. If snow was worse, there would have been towing.
  • Mark Kibby It seemed that most, if not all, streets in Woodhaven and Trenton were cleared by 9:00 AM. Very irritating when people throw the snow back into the street after it has been cleared from curb to curb.

Contact the Trenton Police Department's Traffic Division 734-676-4230 with questions on snow emergency parking.

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Ron December 28, 2012 at 05:30 PM
There was a snow emergency? News to me...... And I listened to the radio and watched the news on tv and heard nothing about Trenton.
bmurdock December 28, 2012 at 10:45 PM
what snow emergency??? nothing on the local news stations about that...

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