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Posted on: November 15, 2019

Winter Storm Reminders

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The City would like to remind residents of winter storm operations information. The Department of Public Works is ready for the winter storm season, in which they care for more than 560 lane miles of road, and the City’s Parks & Facilities Department cares for more than 100 miles of sidewalks during and following snow storms. 

During the winter months, the Public Works Dispatch office is open 24-hours a day, reachable at 207-874-8493, and crews are assigned to shifts to respond 24/7 to weather events. Major arterial roadways, hills and intersections are often treated before plowing operations begin, usually when 2” of snow falls. Plow teams concentrate first on major roadways and connectors to move traffic along before heading into residential areas. 

The City’s residential sand and salt pile will be located at the Little League parking lot at Payson Park. This sand and salt pile is for residential use only, contractors are not allowed. Residents can take two 5-gallon pails at a time. 

We will be installing the street sand barrels this week and will continue next week. 

Residents and visitors can view alerts on the City’s website at www.portlandmaine.gov or sign up to receive email, text, and phone notices via the Stay Connected feature when parking bans are declared. The City can call a city-wide parking ban, a peninsula ban which covers the entire peninsula, or a yellow zone ban, which covers the downtown district.

People can also get parking ban updates by following City news on Twitter or Facebook. Motorists can also call the parking ban hotline at 207-879-0300.

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