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DC snow emergency lifted

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WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia officials say a snow emergency for the city will be lifted.

The emergency declaration will be lifted at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Mayor Vincent Gray says the city's response to the snow went relatively smoothly. But it was an expensive snow day for residents who didn't move their vehicles from snow emergency routes.

Gray says between 600 and 700 vehicles were ticketed, and 200 of those were towed. The fine for parking on an emergency route is $250, with another $100 for cars that are towed, plus a $20 daily impound fee. Linda Grant, a spokeswoman for the city's Department of Public Works, says the impound lot will be kept open until 10 p.m. Thursday so people can retrieve their vehicles.

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