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Wausau Police to dismiss over 100 snow emergency citations

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(WAOW) -- Good news for those who were issued citations Sunday during the latest central Wisconsin snowstorm: you won't have to pay the fee, after all.

According to a Facebook post by Wausau Police Chief Ben Bliven, the 128 citation dismissals are due to the storm coming "earlier than expected," leading to plowing services in the area being completed by 5:00 Sunday evening - four hours ahead of Sunday's snow emergency.

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Posted by Wausau Police Department on Thursday, February 13, 2020

"The Wausau Police Department wrote snow emergency tickets between Midnight and 5am. The roads were mostly clear at that time and there were no snow removal operations occurring," part of Chief Bliven's post read. "I want to be clear that our staff did their job correctly by writing citations during the hours declared as a snow emergency. This was my mistake for not addressing the timing of the snow emergency declaration. "

Drivers who already paid their citations will be mailed a check for the cost of the citation, per the post, adding to allow two weeks for processing.

Chris Watkins

Social Media & Digital Content Manager

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