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Car halfway in the street? Park elsewhere, police say


MOORHEAD — With another round of heavy snowfall expected over the weekend, the Moorhead Police Department is asking drivers to be mindful of how much space their vehicles take up when parking on streets.

As snow piles up on curbs it can force cars to park closer to the center of the street. Enough cars parked this way can make narrower residential streets difficult to get through and can hamper snow removal efforts.

It can also cause trouble for first responders, Police Capt. Deric Swenson said, adding that while it can be inconvenient to park somewhere farther away from your normal place, it can help keep traffic flowing.

"If you park your vehicle and you feel like your vehicle is in the middle of the road, we want you to use common sense . . . it's probably not a good place to park," Swenson said.