Portland Parking Ban Tonight, December 22; Likely on December 26th Too!


It’s a  Long Walk Back up the Hill After Sledding Down the Eastern Prom; Photo From a Previous Year.

If Sledding Does Not Appeal to you, Building a Snowman on the Eastern Promenade is an Option; Photo From a Previous Year.

Portland has just announced there will be a parking ban this evening, Friday, December 22, 2017 at 10:00 pm that ends tomorrow, Saturday, December 23, 2017 at 6:00 am.

An EXCEPTION to this ban is that if you are parked in the Yellow “Entertainment” Zone this evening, your vehicle will not be towed until 1:00 am. The Yellow Zone is the square surrounded by: Franklin, Commercial, and State Streets and Cumberland Avenue.  (This is intended to accommodate restaurants and performance venues.)

Don’t let your vehicle get towed because it is in violation of the parking ban.  It’s expensive!  And a pain in the rear!

“Based on the weather forecast of 3 to  5 inches of snow today and tonight with a change to freezing rain and rain tomorrow, Saturday, the City is calling a parking ban for tonight so we can push snow to curb tonight before the freezing rain comes in tomorrow………On top of that, we have more snow forecasted for Christmas Day, Monday December 25 – 3 to 6 inches currently are forecasted.  We will not call a parking ban on Christmas Day, BUT citizens should continue to watch for additional messages, because, at this point, we will most MOST LIKELY HAVE ANOTHER PARKING BAN ON Tuesday, December 26, 2017,” according to a press release issued by Jessica Grondin, city spokeswoman.

Remember please that cars need to be towed by 7:00 am tomorrow or they risk being towed by the city at the owners’ expense.

Most parking garages are open during the ban and offer reduced rates.  Drivers are urged to use off-street parking on Christmas Day.

Please call the Public Works Customer Service a 207 – 871-8493.  It’s available 24 hours a day.  The parking ban hotline number is 879-0300 for more updates.