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Annual Winter Overnight Parking Ban Starts 3am Monday, December 1, 2014
City Reminds Motorists to Park In Safe, Legal Spaces This Winter to Help Keep Vital Streets Clear
Chicago's annual Winter Overnight Parking Ban begins Monday, December 1 at 3 a.m. The parking ban is clearly posted and will be enforced along 107 miles of critical arterial streets from December 1, 2014 through March 31, 2015 from 3 a.m. to 7a.m. regardless of snow.
The Department of Streets and Sanitation began posting flyers on cars parked on restricted streets last week as an additional reminder to motorists.
"Ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, the City wants to remind motorists to refrain from parking on these critical routes starting next Monday, December 1 at 3am," said Commissioner Charles Williams. "Motorists can avoid having their vehicles towed by checking signs and following the posted restrictions."
Cars parked in violation of the overnight ban prevent critical routes from being fully plowed and salted when it snows. During a snowfall, a build-up of snow next to parked vehicles on these routes further reduces traffic flow.
Violators will face a minimum $150 towing fee, a $60 ticket and a storage fee of $20 per day. Vehicles in violation of the ban will be towed to Pounds 2 (10301 S. Doty Ave) or 6 (701 N. Sacramento). Last year on December 1, 239 vehicles were towed for violating the overnight parking ban.
For more information on the overnight parking ban and a map of streets impacted by the ban,visit:Information for Winter
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