By Carol McCracken (Post # 1,252)
A citywide parking ban for the City of Portland has been declared beginning at 10:00 pm tonight, December 27th and ending at 6:00 am tomorrow morning, December 28th. The parking ban has been declared so that Public Services crews can clear and remove snow from today’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 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 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 including, but not limited to:
Parking lot on Munjoy Street, formerly known as the Adams School lot, Cutter Street lot (off the Eastern Promenade), Lot across the street from the International Marine Terminal on Commercial Street (corner of Park and Commercial Streets) and many parking garages in the area are open for parking bans at reduced rates – check with individual garages for rates and hours. For a complete list of city-owned and private operated parking garages, visit the city’s website at: http://wwwlportlandmaine.gov/parking/offstreet.asp.
Vehicles can begin to park in these designated areas at 5:00 pm tonight. Vehicles must be moved from the city lots by 7:00 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.
Please see previous Post for more background information.