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Parking Ticket Enforcement Temporarily Halted

By Soyoung Kwak in News on Feb 5, 2011 8:00PM

Photo by sophisti-kate
We trust that a good number of cars are still buried under piles of snow in and around the city. Although the weather today calls for 'some sun,' it won't be warm enough for the snow to magically disappear. The good news in all this? The city of Chicago has temporarily halted parking ticket enforcement.

The Expired Meter confirmed with sources such as the Department of Revenue that a moratorium has been granted regarding parking meter enforcement until this coming Monday. You know what this means? Free parking:

"Recognizing that the snow is making it difficult for motorists to see curb markings and signs displaying parking restrictions, the City has suspended all parking ticket enforcement," said OEMC spokesperson Roderick Drew via press statement. "Parking ticket enforcement will remain suspended until conditions improve. Once conditions are appropriate, the City will resume parking ticket enforcement. However, the public will be will informed at least 24 hours before enforcement begins."

According to the city, Friday was a free day at all metered parking spots.

However, the 2" snow route ban is still in effect and the Chicago Police Department as well as the Department of Streets and Sanitation can issue tickets to vehicles that violate the snow route ban.

Snow route ban enforcement aside, is this all too good to be true?

[Ed. note: Illegally park at your own risk.]