A citywide parking ban will begin at 10 p.m. Wednesday, February 18th, and will run through 6 a.m. on Thursday, February 19th. When the citywide ban is in effect, it trumps any of the posted emergency (red) temporary no parking signs that are being used for snow removal. When the ban is not in effect, those signs should be followed until they are removed.
The city offers numerous free options for parking on the peninsula during a snow ban. All vehicle owners must remove their vehicles from these designated areas listed below by 7 a.m. the morning the ban is removed. The city may tow, at the owner’s expense, any vehicle which has not been removed by the 7 a.m. deadline:
◦Deering Oaks – on the Tennis Court Road only
◦State St. gravel lot abutting Deering Oaks
◦Fitzpatrick Stadium parking lot
◦Hadlock Field parking lot
◦All Portland Public School parking lots except the Reiche School lot which abuts the school and playground
◦Cutter St. lots (off the Eastern Prom)
◦Beach St. lot accessible from Commercial St. after 8 p.m.
◦City lot at the corner of Park and Commercial streets across the street from the IMT (International Marine Terminal)
◦Parking lot on Munjoy St. at the former Adams School site
◦On Peaks Island, snow ban parking is available at the Welch St. parking lot
◦Western Prom – Bowdoin to West Street (waterside)
◦Eastern Prom – Turner to East End School property light pole 33 (waterside)
◦Marginal Way – Plowman to just before the entrance area to the east End Waste Water treatment Plant
Many parking garages in the area are open for extended hours at reduced rates during a parking ban as well.
Customer Service: 874-8493
Parking Ban Hotline: 879-0300
Other reminders from Portland MEDCU and Fire Department:
* Please keep your front walkways and sidewalks clear in the event emergency personnel need to get to your door. This also allows pedestrians and mail carriers to walk safely in your neighborhood.
* The City also has over 2000 fire hydrants and could use your help in shoveling them out. Fire personnel work to get to as many of these hydrants as possible but your assistance with this effort will help keep you and your neighbors safe in the event of a fire.