Parking problems in Anna

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ANNA, Tex. -- Anna police say parking violations in their growing city are out of control, and it's time to do something about it.

City officials say that within the next 10-15 years, the population of Anna will reach 60,000 people.

So they want to make sure everyone is following the rules now, before it’s too late.

Since the start of the year, the Anna Police Department has issued 112 parking warnings. Now, Anna police officials say warnings just aren't going to cut it.

Over the past couple of months, Anna police have been trying to teach residents in their growing town about state parking regulations.

For example, state law requires the passenger side wheels be 18 inches from the curb.

Also, cars parked on the streets must be 15 feet from a fire hydrant and 30 feet of a stop sign or intersection.

According to Anna police officials, most of these rules are being violated.

Anna police say that parking violations are even getting in the way of emergency units responding to fires or house calls, making for a potentially dangerous situation.

Parking violations start at $85 and Anna police encourage those who see a violation to contact the Anna PD.

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