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Chicago Winter Parking Ban Begins Thursday, Vehicles Towed Nightly

snow-banIt is that time of year again when motorists must be alert to streets that are affected by Chicago’s winter overnight parking ban. The ban, which starts Thursday morning, is meant to allow snow plows to remove and salt more than 107 miles of Chicago’s critical arterial streets.

Tow trucks will continue towing vehicles nightly through April 1, 2017. If your car is unfortunate enough be parked on a street with a parking ban during the designated times, you will be towed. According to the Department of Streets and Sanitation, towing will commence at 3 a.m until 7 a.m., snow or not.

On December 1, 2014, 239 vehicles were towed on the first day of the overnight parking ban. Those car owners whose vehicles are hauled away will face a minimum $150 towing fee. They will also receive a $60 ticket and $20 per day storage fee.

The streets with parking overnight bans in and around Edgewater to be aware of are:

• Devon Ave (Broadway to Clark)
• Clark St (Devon to Howard)
• Foster Ave (Clark to 5430 West)

If your car is towed in Edgewater, it will most likely be taken to Pound 6 at 701 N. Sacramento. The other pound, Pound 2, is at 10301 S. Dotty Ave.

For a complete overnight parking ban map, visit cityofchicago.org.


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