PORTLAND — The city has declared a citywide parking ban beginning at 10 tonight and ending at 6 Saturday morning to allow crews to remove snow.

Any vehicles left on the street during the ban will be towed at the owner’s expense (a tow fee of $70; an impound fee of $35; a ticket cost of $30 and all outstanding tickets must be paid). Vehicles will be towed to the city’s lot at the International Marine Terminal (phone number 774-3025).

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 – next to Deering oaks

— Fitzpatrick Stadium parking lot

— Hadlock Field parking lot

— All Portland Public School lots except the lot at Reiche School next to the school and playground

— Cutter Street lots (off the Eastern Prom)

— Beach Street lot accessible from Commercial Street (This lot is available after 8 P.M.)

Vehicles can begin to park in these designated areas at 5 p.m. Vehicles must be moved from the city lots by 7 a.m. Saturday.

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