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Searching for a place to park?

Metro's snow removal crews have been working since our recent snowstorms to clear the agency's lots and garages, but there still seems to be a lot of snow and ice out there. Nicole Norfleet reported on the issue on Wednesday. Now tell us what you are seeing. Are the lots getting better, or are you having a difficult time finding a space. Post a comment below or send us an e-mail.

By Michael Bolden  |  February 17, 2010; 10:38 AM ET
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Because there were no federal government delays this morning, the parking situation at New Carrollton was even worse than yesterday. That's to say, at 8:00 AM there was not a single parking space to be had at any of the 4 metro lots that was not an empty but reserved space. There has been no additional snow removal; I guess they're just waiting for the warmer temperatures over the next several days to melt the snow?

I parked at one of the non-metro garages for an extra 75 cents.

Posted by: Springmoon | February 17, 2010 10:52 AM | Report abuse

No spaces and dozens cruising for a spot at Huntington at 8:30 today. The top decks were only partially cleared, so a lot of spaces were unavailable. Normally, there are spots still available much later.

Posted by: jamescarman1 | February 17, 2010 11:06 AM | Report abuse

Landover was a bit tight around the snow piles in the main lot, but not impassable. Not sure what the one on the other side of the acess road looks like.

Posted by: EricS2 | February 17, 2010 11:25 AM | Report abuse

I cannot for the life of me figure out why Metro can't fully plow parking spots at their open lots, like at Twinbrook and Shady Grove. It doesn't do any good to plow out half a row of spots (that is, just the bottom half of the entire row) and then leave the top half. Those spots become unusable, or people park sideways.

Metro fail, again.

Shady Grove was totally full at 8:30am. There are normally 2 empty rows at the back lot I park in, but with so many spots out of commission, even that lot was full.

Posted by: economicslowdown | February 17, 2010 1:38 PM | Report abuse

Park in the street. They can't tow all of us.

Posted by: member5 | February 17, 2010 4:07 PM | Report abuse

How come Metro was not able to clean parking lots, especially when the above ground stations like Shady Grove were closed after the snow storms. They had ample time to clean the parking lots without any interruptions. Even after a week, the top decks of parking structures at Shady Grove station is not cleaned. The regular metro riders cannot find parking at 8.30. Quit complaining about lost revenue if you cannot provide proper services to its riders. Also how can Metro promote using the public transportation that keeps getting expensive to ride without any proper service? $5 one way from Shady Grove, that is outrageous.

Posted by: tasmee | February 19, 2010 8:24 AM | Report abuse

Metro finally replied to my email, saying that they are doing all they can regarding customer safety. However, The only changes I have seen at the Greenbelt Metro station parking lot are due to snow melting from the warmer weather - no further evidence of snow clearing or snow clearing equipment has been at the Greenbelt Metro since Tuesday morning.

Perhaps the response from Metro was referring to invisible equipment, removing invisible snow. Come on Metro - if you are only going to pretend to work, perhaps we should pretend to pay you.

Posted by: chiusano | February 19, 2010 9:41 AM | Report abuse

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