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City workers pave road around car left in construction zone

October 23, 2014

Is it too much to move your car?

That’s what the city of San Ramón asked on its Facebook page Wednesday, when it chastised several recalcitrant motorists for abandoning their vehicles on streets that were set to be paved this week, including one case where workers simply paved around the car.

The post went on to say that the city – a coffee town 61 kilometers northwest of capital San José – does not have the right to move the vehicle if it is within the bounds of the Traffic Law. Absent parking in front of a fire hydrant, a yellow-lined curb or in a handicap spot, re-paving the street is not reason enough to call a tow truck. With a schedule to meet, the enterprising team didn’t let this speed bump slow them down and went right on with the job.

The car’s owner, Jorge Luis Vazquez, told AmeliaRueda.com that there was no signs indicating the road would be paved that day and that no one called him to ask that he remove his car. Vazquez told the news website that he left his car on the street near the town’s bus station at 6 a.m. to ride into San José on business, and it wasn’t until he returned later that afternoon that he discovered his car paved in.

The city will most likely fill in the gap or leave behind one heck of a pothole.

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