Chicago’s Overnight Parking Ban Takes Effect This Winter

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Effective December 1, Chicago’s Department of Streets and Sanitation announced the city’s yearly Overnight Parking Ban will prohibit motorists from parking on designated streets during the winter season and will last until April 1. 2014 from 3 a.m. to 7 a.m.

“We are reminding motorists to refrain from parking on these critical routes, especially people who are visiting Chicago and may be unaware of the restrictions,” said Commissioner Charles Williams, Department of Streets and Sanitation. “Motorists can easily avoid having their vehicles towed by checking signs and following the posted restrictions.”

An estimated 107 miles of road are impacted by the Overnight Ban. Motorists who do not follow the injunction could face penalties including a 150 dollar towing fee, 60 dollar ticket and a 20 dollar storage fee. Vehicles in violation will be transported to the impound facilities at 10301 S. Doty Ave. or 701 N. Sacramento. It was reported that 301 vehicles were towed after breaking the Overnight Ban.

In the case of snow accumulation, the city officials advised that the Overnight Ban may be enacted and can impact an additional 500 miles of roadways, which must be cleared in order for the snow plows and salt trucks to treat the roads.

For a complete map of the Overnight Parking Ban’s affected areas, visit:–de.html.

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