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Chicago's Overnight Winter and Snow Parking Bans

By December 5, 2011

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With cold weather and maybe some snow expected to hit Chicago this week (In fact, one story said "bone chilling cold" is expected.), it's a good reminder about the city's Overnight Winter and Snow Parking Bans.

Chicago's Overnight Winter Parking Ban took effect at 3 a.m. on December 1. This means that parking on certain major routes in the city can't be parked from 3 a.m. to 7 a.m. on during the winter months so the city can plow them when we have a snow storm.

As the City of Chicago says: "Streets and Sanitation officials warn motorists the ban means anyone parked on key arterial streets will be ticketed and towed between 3 a.m. and 7 a.m." This ban is regardless of snow and will last until April 1, 2012

Chicago has another parking ban in place now called the 2-Inch Snow Parking Ban and which means literally what it says: If there is more than 2 inches of snow on the ground, you can't park there. This ban is also on major roads througout the city and will last until April 1, 2012.

A map of streets affected by the 2-Inch Snow Parking Ban comes in handy. (If you prefer a list of streets, here is a list format.) Same for the Overnight Winter Parking Ban: map and list.

December 27, 2011 at 5:17 pm
(1) SC says:

I Hate the winter parking ban.

November 16, 2012 at 6:00 pm
(2) me says:

The 2″ ban only goes into effect WHEN IT’S ANNOUNCED by the city and it stays in effect until the city says otherwise. Just because we get snow, doesn’t mean the ban will automatically be in place.

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