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Don listens to the weather report on his radio every morning. Today the forecaster says, “We can expect to see six inches of snow by evening. Listen for more updates throughout the day.” Don plans to keep his radio on most of the day. Six inches of snow could mean a snow emergency in the city.
Last winter, Don did not know about snow emergencies—what they were or what they meant. The snow emergency cost him a lot of time and money.
It happened last December on a very snowy day. There were at least three inches of new snow on the ground. Don came home from work and parked on the street in front of his house.
He got up the next morning and got ready for work. He put on his heavy coat and gloves and went out to scrape the snow and ice off of his car. Much to his surprise, he had no car to scrape. His car was gone!
Don exclaimed, “Oh, no! My car has been stolen!”
A neighbor approached him and said, “Don what’s wrong?”
Don replied, “My car is gone! Someone stole my car!”
The neighbor pointed to the red “Snow Emergency Route” sign on the street and said, “Your car wasn’t stolen, Don; it was towed. When a snow emergency is declared, all car owners must remove their cars from the snow emergency routes, or their cars will be towed. I’ll give you a ride to the impound lot.” Don had to pay a fine of $118.00 to get his car back.