Albany's snow emergency remains in effect. But it seems some city residents didn't get the message. People who parked on the wrong side of the street last night are now picking up their cars and paying a fine. Madeleine Rivera is in Albany, with more.
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Many people in the Capital Region woke up to an unpleasant surprise Saturday morning.
"I got a ticket," said Jerry Johnson, an Albany Resident.
"I went to my parking place where I park my car. And, it was gone," said Meghal Jani, also an Albany Resident.
These folks are facing the heavy consequences for violating the city's snow emergency regulations.
"What can I say? You know, I got to pay it," said Johnson.
On Thursday, the city notified residents that they could only park on the even side of the street as of 8 p.m. Friday. Johnson now has to pay $65 for missing the memo.
"I didn't know you had to park from one side to the other side," said Johnson.
But, he wasn't the only who didn't know about the regulations.
"I tried to find the warnings for yesterday where I should not park my car, and I couldn't find anything," said Jani.
The Albany Police Department says it does send out snow emergency notifications through the city's website, Facebook page, and local media. People can also sign up for text message alerts from the police.
Syeda Zahan picked her car up at Perlman's Towing and Recovery. It wasn't the morning she expected.
"I've been running around trying to get my car, and I live like thirty minutes away," she said.
She and several others might have learned a tough lesson, one that comes with a high price tag.
"It feels bad that I had to pay $200 for this thing," said Jani.