February 19

Portland declares parking ban downtown tonight

The ban will begin at 10 p.m. tonight and end at 6 a.m. on Thursday.

Staff Report

A yellow parking ban will be in effect for downtown Portland Wednesday night so that city crews can continue to plow and remove snow.

The ban will be in place for the downtown business district that is bounded by: Commercial Street on the south; Cumberland Avenue on the north; Franklin Street Arterial on the east; and State Street on the west.

The ban will begin at 10 p.m. Wednesday and end at 6 a.m. on Thursday.

Vehicles left on the street during the ban will be towed at the owner’s expense. The tow fee is $85, the ticket cost is $30 and all outstanding tickets must be paid.

There are a number of places people can park at no charge during the 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 lots at Reiche School which abut the school and playground and Adult Ed at the former Cathedral lot.

— arking lot on Munjoy formerly known as the Adams School.

— Cutter Street lots, off the Eastern Prom.

— Beach Street lot accessible from Commercial Street (available after 8 p.m.).

— Lot across the street from the International Marine Terminal on Commercial Street (corner of Park and Commercial Streets).

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