The first snowfall of the season in the metro ended up being a costly one for residents who didn’t comply with the snow emergency that was put in place overnight on Monday.

“The snow emergency went into effect at 8 p.m. on January 22 and it ended on the 23rd at 8 a.m. In that time, we issued 373 citations for snow emergency and there were 203 vehicles that were towed,” said Mankato Department of Public Safety Commander Dan Schisel.

The citation is a 25-dollar fine with an additional fee of 118-dollars and 66-cents for the tow. 

Schisel added that he thought the numbers would be less.

“We don’t want to have to ticket and tow. We want to be able to do that without. That’s why, again, we have every platform out there for us to notify the citizens. Yet some come in and say, well they didn’t know. But when we get 10 or 12 inches of snow, we should know that there’s gonna be one called.”

As for Tuesday evenings downtown snow emergency, 12 vehicles in total were towed and issued citations.