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Several cars towed in Dubuque this weekend

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It's a non-stop Sunday for tow truck drivers in Dubuque.

Along with taking care of jump starts because of subzero weather, Wenzel Towing is also removing street storage -- cars that have been sitting in the same spot day after day.

The Dubuque Police Department says it's one of their biggest complaints during the winter season.

"Today we're expecting anywhere between the possibility of 12 and 15 (cars)," said Neal Sweeney with Wenzel Towing.

You can spot these cars sometimes by the amount of days snow piled on top.

They're breaking Dubuque city code which states no car can be parked longer than 24 hours without being moved. After that, they get a ticket. If another 24 hours goes by, the car may be towed.

"I believe the account right now is six that came to actually getting towed and brought to our lot," Sweeney said.

The cars are towed so street crews can plow the roads and improve driving conditions during snow storms.

Just to be clear this is different from Dubuque's snow route parking policy. Once that's declared, parking is only allowed on certain sides of the street on odd or even days. However, they both serve the same purpose.

Officers do give car owners some notice.

Some take it serious, while others don't.

If you have a complaint with a police authorized tow, you are asked to contact the police department.

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