Wrangell Sentinel -

Borough may hire tow company to collect languishing vehicles

 

January 27, 2022

Sarah Aslam/Wrangell Sentinel

Police Chief Tom Radke stands in front of a derelict vehicle at Heritage Harbor last Friday, one of several locations the borough manager wants to address this spring as abandoned cars and trucks have piled up around town. The borough is working on a plan to possibly get a tow truck from Petersburg to come over and haul the vehicles to Wrangell's impound yard.

The police department is putting together a plan to hire a tow truck company from Petersburg to come over in the spring and haul to the borough's impound yard vehicles that have been abandoned for too long in port and harbor parking lots, and elsewhere throughout town.

The vehicles are piled up in parking lots at Heritage Harbor, Shoemaker Bay and in the right of way on Zimovia Highway, making it difficult for snowplows to do their work.

Others are leaning against derelict boats next to a bed-and-breakfast, or right next to Irene Ingle Public Library, presenting an eyesore for people who...



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