Are both of the following sentences correct?
1- If there are (any) cars parked in the road, they will be towed away.
2- If there is any car parked in the road, it will be towed away.
I know we generally use the first sentence in these circumstances. But is there any situation where I can use the second sentence? I have seen people use the second sentence too but not so often.
One more question, if I omit 'any' in the first sentence (If there are cars parked in the road, they will be towed away), will that be correct too?