Portland Declares City-wide Parking Ban Starting Tonight at 10:00 PM


Plows! 002By Carol McCracken  (Post # 1,655)

A city-wide parking ban for the City of Portland has been declared beginning at 10:00 pm tonight, December 14 and ending at noon tomorrow December 15th.  The parking ban has been declared so that Public Services crews can clear and remove snow from the forecasted weekend storm.

Vehicles left on the street during a ban will be towed at the owner’s expense (tow-fee – $85, impound fee – $35, ticket cost – $30 and all outstanding tickets must e 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 on Munjoy Hill:

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

Cutter Street lots (off the Eastern Prom)

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.

The above list is only a partial list of all the places in City where parking is allowed during a snow ban.

Vehicles can begin to park in these designated areas at 5:00 pm tonight.  Due to storm forecast information at this time, vehicles must be moved from the city lots by noon tomorrow, Sunday December 15th.

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.