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Chicagoans: Overnight Parking Ban Goes Into Effect Monday December 1

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Drivers beware of where you park.

Early Monday, the winter overnight parking ban starts. Regardless of snow, parking is banned from 3 a.m. to 7 a.m. from Dec. 1-April 1 on 107 miles of main streets where permanent no-parking signs are erected.

Drivers who ignore the signs can have their cars towed, get hit with a $60 ticket, and pay $150 towing fee and $20 daily storage fee.

There’s another parking ban that goes into effect for 500 miles of main streets when at least two inches of snow falls on the street. While the city said the two-inch snow ban is not activated often, drivers parked during that time on those streets could get a ticket or have their cars relocated so snow plows can clear the streets.

“Both of these parking bans were implemented on designated arterial streets to prevent recurrences of problems that happened in 1967 and 1979 when Chicago came to a traffic standstill due to major snowstorms,” the city said on its website.

To check if your car has been towed, click on findyourvehicle.cityofchicago.org orwasmycartowed.com.

Source: Chicago Tribune

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