How to retrieve abandoned vehicles
When traffic stopped moving in many areas last night due to the snow, plenty of folks up and abandoned their vehicles. If you left your vehicle and want to know where it is is, here's the information you need. Before calling, make sure you have your vehicle's license plate number, make and model.
Some cars in the District were towed away, while others were merely pulled to the curb. Call 202-541-6038 and have your tag number ready to find out where your car was moved.
Maryland State Police troopers are working with the State Highway Administration and tow companies to remove abandoned vehicles from roadways. If your vehicle was towed from an interstate or state highway, contact the Maryland State Police barrack in the county where it was abandoned:
-- Montgomery County - Rockville Barrack - 301-424-2101
-- Upper Prince George's County - College Park Barrack - 301-345-3101
-- Lower Prince George's County - Forestville Barrack - 301-568-8101
-- Howard County - Waterloo Barrack - 410-799-2101
-- Frederick County - Frederick Barrack - 301-600-4150
For a complete list of Maryland State Police barracks, head here.
If you abandoned your car in Montgomery County and it wasn't on an interstate or state highway, call the Emergency Communications Center at 301-279-8000.
Vehicles left on the GW Parkway can be picked up today from one of the scenic overlooks on the northbound side.
Cars left on interstates and interstate ramps were handled by the Virginia State Police. If your vehicle was towed Wednesday or Thursday from an interstate road or a ramp, call the Virginia State Police Fairfax Division at 703-803-0026 or 703-803-0027.
Again, have your license plate number ready before you call.
If you abandoned your car on a side road or local road:
-- Prince William County: 703-792-6500.
-- Arlington County: If you left your car at a meter, it might still be there; if you left it on a roadway that hasn't been plowed, it might still be there; and if the road has been plowed, it might have been pushed to the side or towed. If towed, call Redman Fleet Services at 703-550-0080.
-- Fairfax County: 703-691-2131
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