Portland Declares Yellow Zone Parking Ban Tonight; Starting at 10 pm

By Carol McCracken  (Post # 671)

A Yellow Zone parking ban for Portland has been declared for tonight, December 27th.  It starts at 10 pm and ends at 6 am tomorrow morning, December  28th.  During this ban, all vehciles left on city streets within the Zone will be towed at the owner’s expense.  City and school lots designated for parking ban parking are open to residents all day today.  Vehicles can be left in these lots until tomorrow morning at 7 am.  Due to continuing snowfall, Public Service crews ask that residents minimize driving within the city as much as possible today and to the extent possible  park off street to allow for snow removal.

The Old Port area will receive additional parking tonight during the Yellow Ban.

The Yellow Zone is the area within the downtown business district that is geographically bounded b:

Commerical Street on the South,

Cumberland Avenue on the North,

Franklin Street Arterial on the East, and

State Street on the West.  The parking ban is in effect within the square area of these four streets.

Vehicles will be towed to the city’s impound lot located at the Ocean Gaeway Inernational Marine Terinal at 40 Comercial Street (phone number 774-3025).

Please sign up on-line at www.portlandmaine.gov and click on parking ban to receive email  notices from the city when a snow ban is implemented.  People can call the parking ban hotline at 879-0300 or check the /Time and Temperature sign for up-to-date postings.

Please also visit Post # 661, December 17 herein for more background information on the parking bans in Portland