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Yellow Zone Parking Ban Begins at 10PM Tonight
Yellow Zone Parking Ban Begins at 10PM Tonight

PORTLAND, Maine – A yellow zone parking ban for the City of Portland has been declared beginning at 10:00 PM tonight, January 13th, and ending at 6:00 AM tomorrow morning, January 14th. The Yellow Zone is an area within the downtown business district that is geographically bounded by:

?  Commercial Street on the South
?  Cumberland Avenue on the North
?  Franklin Street Arterial on the East
?  State Street on the West

The parking ban is in effect within the square area of these four streets. As winter operations are currently underway, the city asks residents and visitors able to park off-street to do so during the day. Keeping the streets open allows for expedient snow removal.

Yellow Zone parking bans provide Public Works the opportunity to remove snow from the streets and sidewalks in this area improving traffic flow and commerce within the business district. Vehicles left on the street during the 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 (phone number 774-3025).

There are a number of places people can park at no charge during a parking ban including:
• Deering Oaks – on the left hand side of Tennis Court Road only
• State Street gravel lot – abutting Deering oaks
• Fitzpatrick Stadium parking lot
• Hadlock Field parking lot
• All Portland Public School lots EXCEPT the lot at Reiche School which abuts the school and playground
• Cutter Street lots (off the Eastern Prom)
• Beach Street lot accessible from Commercial Street (This lot is available after 8 P.M.)
•         Lot across the street from the International Marine Terminal on Commercial Street (corner of Park and Commercial Streets)
•         On Peaks Island, snow ban parking is available at the Welch Street parking lot and St. Christopher's Church parking lot on Central Avenue.
•         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 privately operated parking garages, visit the city’s website at

Vehicles can begin to park in these designated areas at 5:00 PM the night a parking ban is declared. Vehicles must be moved from the city lots by 7:00 AM the morning the ban is lifted.

Residents and visitors to the city can sign up online at to receive email notices from the city when a city-wide parking ban is implemented, become a fan of Portland Cityline on Facebook or a follower of PortlandCitylin on Twitter. People can also call the parking ban hotline at 879-0300 or check the Time and Temperature sign for up-to-date postings.


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