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Cars Towed Near New Carrollton Metro

About a dozen inauguration goers face some bad news when they return to the New Carrollton Metro station today: Their cars have been towed.

Several motorists, frustrated with clogged ramps to the Metro station this morning, pulled over, locked their cars on a grassy shoulder and hoofed it the rest of the way to the Metro station. Maryland State Troopers were not amused, especially after the make-shift lot grew to about 70 cars.

Troopers went closer to the station and made intercom announcements reporting that towing would commence if people didn't move their cars, said Sgt. George Todd, who said Metro also made such announcements. And many heeded them.

"We did good with 60 some cars," Todd said.

About 12 motorists didn't make it, though, and wreckers were called in from
Charley's Crane Service, in Landover -- the phone number there is (301) 773-7670 -- and Walkers Towing in Bowie, reachable at (301) 249-6213.

"We've got eight of them," Bill Waggoner, a manager at Walkers, said this

Both Walkers and Charley's close at 6 p.m.

-- Dan Morse and Jonathan Mummolo

By Washington Post Editors  |  January 20, 2009; 1:37 PM ET
Categories:  Inauguration  
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This is an obvious area that the SS are watching closely. Adhere to keeping all the tow trucks ready if necessary to a tow instantly policy if not in compliance, in no parking area. This is good policy for everyone to stay safe!

Posted by: max1mos111 | January 20, 2009 10:16 AM | Report abuse

LOVE it.

Posted by: Chasmosaur1 | January 20, 2009 1:57 PM | Report abuse

Watched this all take place yesterday from the vantage of my office window. We also had folks trying to park in our office parking lot. I'm glad that the state police made sure everyone abides by the law under all circumstances, which is normally not the case.

Posted by: jmw1646 | January 21, 2009 7:36 AM | Report abuse

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