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Winter Parking Restrictions Begin in Peekskill Tonight

Violators will be subject to a $50 fine and have their vehicles towed.

Editor's Note: The following release was submitted by the Peekskill police department. If you would like to post your news to Patch, click here.

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Due to the forecast of a winter storm, The City of Peekskill is announcing a Winter Parking Weather Alert that will be in effect from 8 p.m. Jan. 15, 2013 until it is officially rescinded.  Accordingly, all overnight parking (8 p.m. to 8 a.m.) on nonalternate side streets is prohibited. 

Overnight parking will be permitted on the streets where alternate side of the
street parking is permitted. 

Motorists are cautioned to follow the posted signs and ensure they are on the
proper side of the street to avoid being ticketed (Alternate Side Parking is for a
24 hour period).

Parking between 8 p.m. and 8 a.m. is prohibited on any street that does not
have winter/alternate side parking signage.

Vehicles found in violation of this ordinance (CC290-24 and 290-35) will be towed at the owner’s expense and fined $50.  Motorists are asked to cooperate to ensure that snow removal operations can be completed without hindrance from illegally parked vehicles.

The Winter Parking Weather Alert will be rescinded once snow removal operations are completed, not at the conclusion of the storm.

Dutch January 16, 2013 at 02:59 AM
Like ususal cars parked all over Montross Ave. Don't these people listen to the radio , read the Patch or bother to get text alerts from the PPD!
Collegenurse January 16, 2013 at 02:47 PM
Another joke...cars up and down dykeman this AM...nobody cares because the government agencies don't care.
Dutch January 16, 2013 at 03:16 PM
Well I believe that by not enforcing the ban the City has jeopardized the safety of the law abiding citizens. Streets are narrow due to the snow being unplowed.
joshua tanner January 16, 2013 at 03:31 PM
I don't think people get the parking alerts. I got a ticket this morning. I didn't even know it was going to snow. I don't listen to WLNA or WHUD. From times when I have seen the alerts I know they often issue them late. No doubt the city doesn't mind the extra revenue from this half-arsed non-alerting alert system.
Collegenurse January 16, 2013 at 03:58 PM
Hey Joshua I am sorry you got a ticket however if you park on the street, you and everyone else must pay attention to signs and check if the ordinance is in effect. As a homeowner with a garage it is extremely frustrating to not have the street plowed because of cars...because after a few day it never gets cleaned up and it makes for hazardous conditions. I am sure the city likes the revenue they should enforce it and make more money..I for one would be happy.
joshua tanner January 16, 2013 at 04:50 PM
The signs don't mean anything since an alert is a call the city makes spontaneously. The first comment to this article came at 10PM last night. From past experience I've seen the City issues alerts at 6 and 7 PM and taking effectg at 8 PM. I'm not glued to the radio and internet. I doubt all the cars people are complaining about where just left parked out of contempt. Nobody wants a $50 ticket when it takes 3 minutes to move the car. People simply don't often get these alerts in a timely fashion. Now that the snow is here I really can't say the roads are unnavigable unless aperson is driving a truck of some kind. Four or five inches of snow is not that big of a deal and I know firthand the City doesn't plow that early anyway on a street like Dyckman. Even after the hours of enforcement cars are in the way when the plow comes (late) after its legal to move them
Never Mind January 16, 2013 at 07:00 PM
Parking alert was issued at 4:03 pm yesterday. Sign up on the city website for text or email alerts and you will get them as soon as they are issued. People left cars on my street also which meant I had another 6 feet of snow to move in front of my driveway. No tickets were on any of those cars....
Wendy Kelly January 16, 2013 at 07:09 PM
Thanks for sharing Never Mind. Didn't know about alerts sure many will subscribe.
Wendy Kelly January 17, 2013 at 06:11 PM
In my neighbrhood plows were out at 4:30 am always appreciate so I can get to work.

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