The cleanup begins in the Point neighborhood of Newport on Sunday morning after the city received more than 20 inches of snow.

What to do if your car was towed or mailbox was damaged in Newport County

After Saturday’s powerful blizzard blanketed New England with up to two feet of snow, Newport County residents are still dealing with the clean up.

Meanwhile, the effort to dig out from Saturday’s storm continued Monday, in some cases hampered by vehicles that remained on streets, making it difficult for plows to pass through.

Here’s what to do if you find yourself with a towed car or damaged property from street plows.

Towed Cars

Multiple municipalities issued parking bans for certain streets ahead of Saturday’s nor’easter to make way for snowplows. Newport, which announced a ban on 24 streets throughout the city a day before the storm hit, has been the only municipality so far that has towed cars due to the ban.

The cleanup begins in the Point neighborhood of Newport on Sunday morning after the city received more than 20 inches of snow.

Newport

32 cars were towed

Lt. April Amaral, Newport Police Department’s public information officer, said several more cars were spotted in violation of the parking ban, but responded and moved their vehicles when contacted by the police department. The 32 towed cars were people who the department couldn’t contact.

The city contracted two trucking companies to tow cars parked in restricted areas.  Amaral advised residents who suspect their car was towed by the city to contact the police department through their non-emergency number, (401) 847-1306, for information on how to retrieve it.