Chicago’s overnight winter parking ban in effect

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CHICAGO -- Watch out for where you park in Chicago. The city's overnight parking ban is now in effect.

The ban went into effect on Tuesday at 3 a.m. It will be in place every day between now and March 31st from 3 a.m. and 7 a.m. The ban impacts more than 100 miles of main streets.

Many drivers have already had their vehicles towed overnight.

Violators will have to pay a big fine. There's a $150 towing fee, a $60 ticket, and storage fees of $20 a day.

The city says keeping the streets free of parked car helps snow plows to do their job during snow storms.