Portland Declares Citywide Parking Ban Tonight; Starts at 10 pm

By Carol McCracken (Post # 1,062)

The City of Portland has called for a city-wide parking ban starting tonight at 10 pm, January 13th and ending at 6 am tomorrow morning, January 14th. The parking ban has been declared so that Public Services crews can clear and remove snow from yesterday’s storm.

Vehicles left on the street during a ban will be towed at the owner’s expense (tow fee – $70, impound fee – $35, ticket cost – $30 and all outstanding tickets must be paid. Vehicles will be towed to the city’s impound lot located at the Ocean Gateway International Marine Terminal at 40 Commercial Street (phone number 774-3025). At the end of the day following a parking ban, unclaimed vehicles will be towed to private tow company lots and storage fees of $25 per day will accrue.

There are a number of places people can park at no charge during a parking ban. Please see the previous Post for places most convenient for Hill residents.

Vehicles can begin to park in these designated areas at 5 pm tonight. Vehicles must be moved from the city los of 7 am tomorrow morning

People can call the parking ban hotline at 879-0300 or check the Time and Temperature sign for up-to-date postings.