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Overnight Parking Ban Took Effect This Weekend Causing Hundreds Of Cars To Be Towed

Much to the dismay of many Edgewater and Andersonville residents, they started the day only to find their cars towed. The infamous overnight parking ban went into effect on Sunday morning claiming around 248 autos.

The City of Chicago will continue towing vehicles nightly through April 1, 2020. 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.

More than 100 miles of what Chicago declares as vital arterial streets are affected by the ban. Its purpose is to allow snowplows to clear the roads after a snowfall.

Last year more than 9,500 vehicles were towed during the 2018-2019 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.

In addition, the city can sell your vehicle if the owner does not pay the fees.

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 or Pound 2 at 10301 S. Dotty Ave.

To locate a towed vehicle, Click Here. For a complete map of streets included in the ban, Click Here.

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