City still enforcing metered parking after storm

Residents in Flatbush say they were angered to discover they received tickets for leaving their cars parked in metered spots after Tuesday's storm.

Residents in Flatbush say they were angered to discover they received tickets for leaving their cars parked in metered spots after Tuesday's storm. (3/16/17)

BROOKLYN - Residents in Flatbush say they were angered to discover they received tickets for leaving their cars parked in metered spots after Tuesday's storm.

They say it's difficult enough to find a spot that doesn't have a mound of ice, and they shouldn't have to pay to park when the street isn't even properly cleared.

The city's Department of Transportation and Department of Sanitation have suspended alternate-side parking Thursday through Saturday, but metered parking is still in effect.

"Requiring metered payment during inclement weather serves several purposes, including keeping streets clear for the businesses that remain open to function normally," a DOT spokesperson said in a statement. "Also - keeping transitional parking on these streets better allows for sanitation plows to keep them clear."

Drivers, however, say they feel the city is taking advantage of residents by still enforcing metered parking.

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