More snow problems at garages
When Ken Stein walked back to his reserved Metro parking spot Tuesday, he was greeted with a white, cold surprise. Snow had been pushed off the upper deck of the Glenmont parking garage and onto his car, shattering his windshield and damaging his front bumper.
"I looked up and said, 'Oh, that's interesting,' and then I got in the car and said, 'That's really interesting,' " when he spotted his broken windshield.
In his estimation, there were 20 other cars covered with snow. Drivers had to pass around a shovel, he said.
That same day, Metro officials had said that maintenance crews weren't pushing snow off the upper levels of its garages for fear of hindering parking on other levels. Snow removal has been a difficult process on those decks because crews can't use heavy equipment such as snowplows due to weight restrictions, agency spokesman Steven Taubenkibel said.
He labeled Tuesday's incident at Glenmont as "inadvertent." People who had their cars damaged should contact Metro if they want to file claims.
Stein won't be one of them. He said he didn't want to "open that little of can of worms." Instead, the jewelry store owner is going to let his insurance company foot the bill -- almost $900.
-- Nicole Norfleet
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