Citywide Parking Ban Starts at 6:00 p.m. Tonight

By Carol McCracken

Portland has announced a city-wide parking ban for tonight, 1/28 starting at 6:00 p.m. ending tomorrow, 1/29 at 6:00 a.m. All of the usual rules apply for this parking ban – regarding fines if towed and vehicle recovery. (Normally parking bans begin at 10:00 p.m.) The lots off Cutter Street remain one recommended parking area convenient for Hill residents.

Today marks the 8th storm the city has plowed this winter. To date Portland has received 48.9 inches of snow.

Due to the high volume of snow expected, the city manager has granted a time extension for sidewalk snow removal until further notice. The city also requests your cooperation in keeping fire hydrants clear and accessible for the city’s fire department.

If your trash pickup day is Thursday, please wait until tomorrow morning, at 6:30 a.m., before placing it curbside – due to expected high snow banks.

For more information, please visit www.portlandmaine.gov