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Portland Declares Citywide Parking Ban Tonight Beginning at 11:00 PM

A citywide parking ban for the City of Portland has been declared beginning at 11:00 PM tonight, January 20th and ending at 7:00 AM tomorrow morning, January 21st. 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:

· 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 lots at Reiche School which abuts the school and playground

· Parking lot at Nathan Clifford School

· Parking lots on Munjoy and Wilson Streets, formerly known as the Adams School

· 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, 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 http://www.portlandmaine.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 8:00 AM tomorrow morning (CORRECTED, vehicles do not need to be moved from lots at 7:00 AM).

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


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