By Nick Gale, WLS-AM 890 News
(CHICAGO) — The Department of Streets and Sanitation is reminding motorists that the Chicago winter overnight parking ban begins on Sunday, December 1 and runs through April 1. The parking ban is enforced regardless of snow on 107 miles of arterial streets throughout the city during the hours of 3 a.m. to 7 a.m.
“Snow can accumulate quickly during winter storms, and crews need immediate access to the city’s most vital roads to ensure that they are safe for motorists,” Chicago Streets and Sanitation Commissioner John Tully said. “Residents can help us keep the roads clear by checking the permanently posted street signs and following the posted restrictions.”
Violators of the parking ban will be towed and 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).
There is also a separate snow related ban that affects another 500 miles of main roadways across the city that is activated by the Department during extreme weather, when there are at least two inches of snow on the street, regardless of time of day or calendar date.
More info and a map can be found at www.cityofchicago.org/dss .
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