That’s a car under that huge pile of snow. Thankfully we don’t have this issue in Toronto but out east it’s a different story. It’s a case of snowplow operators getting frustrated with drivers or in this case parkers (not really a word but you get what I’m saying).
Two vehicle owners in St John’s who parked in a school parking lot overnight, even though they’re not supposed to, went to look for their cars last Thursday morning and assumed the city had towed them. One of the owners, after making a few phone calls, discovered her car was actually inside one of the giant snow hills. The snow removal operator had buried the cars in the snow piles purposely to send a message to car owners over their frustration.
According to the CBC one of the vehicle owners, Jennifer Piercey, contacted the private contractor who offered no apology “He didn’t show any empathy. He defended his actions and said that if I spoke to any snow clearing contractor in the city, they would admit to doing exactly the same thing out of frustration.”
Piercey admits she was wrong for parking her car in the school lot but said after digging her car out after a big snow storm last Monday she parked in the school lot to make it easier for city crews to clear the street. Her car is now covered in scratches and will likely require a new paint job.
A statement Friday from the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District offered regrets for the incident and an apology to Piercey for the damage and inconvenience.
The school board expressed its dissatisfaction with the incident to the contractor, who has agreed to pay for the damage to Piercey’s vehicle.
I think this is just another example of how done we are with winter. Come on Spring!