After you shovel, how long do ‘dibs’ last?

The big storm in Massachusetts has rekindled an old debate.

If you shovel your car out of a parking spot, is that spot “yours” when you leave?

In Boston, Mayor Marty Walsh came close to creating an ordinance on the subject yesterday when he said at a news conference, “If you spent 10 hours shoveling it out, it’s yours for a couple of days.”

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