Portland Declares Citywide Parking Ban Tonight; Starts at 11 PM – Until 8 am Saturday

Seven year old, Damian, Displays His Sled Following a Run Down the Eastern Promenade Today

By Carol McCracken (Post # 1,066)

Portland has declared a citywide parking ban starting at 11 pm tonight, January 20th and ending at 8 AM tomorrow morning, January 21st. The parking ban has been declared so that Public Service crews can clear and remove snow from today’s storm. This is the second mandatory parking ban of the 2012 winter.

Vehicles left on the street during a ban will be towed at the owner’s expense tow fee – $70; impound fee – $35, tiacket cost – $30. and all outstanding tickets must be paid. Vehicles not claimed within 24 hours will be charged $25 storage fee per day). Vehicles will be towed to the city’s impound lot located at the Ocean Gateway International Marine Terminal, 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. The most convenient for Hill residents are: Parking lots on Munjoy and Wilson Streets, formerly known as the Adams School, Cutter Street lots, off the Eastern Promenade; and many parking garages in the area are open for paraking bans at reduced rates – check with individual garages for rates and hours.

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

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