Many car owners who weren't paying attention to parking signs are waking up to find out their car was towed.
Chicago’s Winter Overnight Parking Ban went into effect at 3 a.m. today.
Auto impound lots were full this morning with cars that have been towed:
The parking ban will be enforced along 107 miles of critical arterial streets from December 1, 2014 through March 31, 2015 from 3 a.m. to 7a.m.
This is to ensure plows have an easy path to clear snow.
No parking is allowed even if there is no snow.
Violators will face a minimum $150 towing fee, a $60 ticket and a storage fee of $20 per day.
239 vehicles were towed on December 1, 2013.
“Ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, the City wants to remind motorists to refrain from parking on these critical routes starting next Monday, December 1 at 3am,” said Commissioner Charles Williams. “Motorists can avoid having their vehicles towed by checking signs and following the posted restrictions.”
The parking ban is in effect until April 1.