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With 519 cars stranded in the Snowpocalypse, Chicago had a plan

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February

A few weeks ago we watched as a New York City tow truck driver destroyed a parked SUV after a heavy snowfall. (CAUTION: The person making the video uses foul language in some spots)

Yesterday, during what has become known as the Snowpocalypse, ap_ilks116_winter_weather.jpgincredible photos of stranded cars on Chicago's Lake Shore Drive started pouring in and it made me wonder how the city was going to get the reported 519 cars out of there. I also wondered if we would be seeing any more entertaining videos. Not this time.

Apparently Chicago had a plan. After plowing the snow and moving all the cars to some holding lots, they put up a web page where owners could find their cars in a database. Then all they had to do was go to one of the seven lots to claim their cars. Lake Shore drive reopened early this morning.

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Somebody in Chicago is overdue for a raise.

 

[Last modified: Thursday, February 3, 2011 7:00pm]

    

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