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Portland tows dozens of vehicles for violating parking ban

The city says 83 vehicles were towed and brought to the impound lot on Commercial Street. (WGME)

PORTLAND (WGME) -- As crews work to clean up, Portland called a citywide parking ban overnight.

A more limited parking ban will be in effect Thursday night.

Dozens of cars were towed overnight because they were parked in violation of the city's parking ban.

That ban is important so crews can clear the streets around the city.

The city says 83 vehicles were towed and brought to the impound lot on Commercial Street.

A city spokesperson says that's actually very good compliance.

Those vehicle owners can come to 40 Commercial Street to get their cars.

You'll have to pay a towing fee, impound fee, and ticket fee, adding up to $170 to get your car.

There's a Yellow Zone Parking Ban that's been declared for 10 p.m. Thursday until 6 a.m. Friday.

That covers the area bordered by Franklin, Cumberland, State, and Commercial.

About 35 plow trucks will be out until 3 p.m. Thursday.

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