by Peter Freyne
The parking-ban lights were blinking this morning down here in the South End of the Queen City. I trust Ol' John King is giving 'em a tester. King John's a former Burlington Police officer/sergeant/commander who's now in charge of all things related to parking enforcement and the winter parking ban.
Then this press release arrives from John "Be Prepared" via email. Hey, remember fax machines? Don't them seem ancient? The picture's from last winter. Wasn't that long ago, was it?
With the possibility of a snow storm Sunday night, it’s time to think about winter parking.
When conditions require the City of Burlington to plow city streets, or in anticipation of a snow storm the City can declare a parking ban. Parking bans start at 10:00 P.M. and last until 7:00 A.M. during which time vehicles are not allowed to park on any city street or city owned parking lots.
When a storm has been declared the yellow snow lights must be turned on prior to 3:00 P.M. When the lights are on, the ban is in effect for all city streets, not just the street the lights are located on.
Vehicles on city streets or parking lots during a ban will receive a $95.00 parking ticket and are towed to another street. To prevent your vehicle from being towed, it is suggested you make arrangements now where you will park your vehicle during a storm.
You are allowed to park in any City owned parking garage from 10:00 P.M. to 7:00 A.M. with no charge. Please do not park on the top (roof) of any garage.
Remember to avoid a tow call 658-SNOW for updated information.