By Carol McCracken (Post # 724)
The City of Portland has called a parking ban again for tonight beginning at 10 pm. and ending at 6 am tomorrow morning, February 26th. The parking ban has been declared so that Public Services crews can clear and remove snow from the on-going storm.
Vehicles left on the street during a ban will be towed at the owner’s expense; vehicles not claimed within 24 hours will be charged $25. a day. Vehicles will be towed to the city’s impound lot located at the Ocean Gateway International Marine Terminal at 40 Commercial Street where the phone number is 774-3025.
There are a number of places people can park at no charge during a parking ban including Cutter Street lots (off the Eastern Prom). Vehicles can begin to park at designated places beginning at 5 pm tonight. Residents and visitors to the city can sign up online at www.portlandmaine.gov, click on parking ban, to receive email notices fromt the city when a city-wide parking ban is implemeneted. People can call the parking ban hotline at 879-0300 or check the time and temperature sign for up-to-date postings.