Vehicle owners in Winona are being given a one-day warning before the annual Alternate Side Parking Ordinance takes affect early Friday.
Deputy Police Chief Tom Williams says the ordinance goes into affect at 12:01 a.m. Friday, November 15th, and will remain enforced until March 15th.
Tickets will be written the first night.
The ordinance is enforced each night between 12:01 and 6:30 a.m.
That means vehicles must park on the odd side of the street on odd-numbered dates, and on the even side of the street on even-numbered dates...but only between 12:01 and 6:30 a.m.
Violators will be required to pay a $25 fine if they receive a ticket. If a vehicle is towed away...mostly during announced snow emergencies...it will cost the owner another $106 to retrieve the vehicle from the towing company.
Vehicles left with the towing company more than 24-hours will be assessed even more.
Williams said Borkowski Towing and Salvage is the city's towing company of record......
The police department averaged writing over 25-hundred tickets during the tag and towing season the last few years.
While there is no snow on the streets now, the city will use the overnight time to clear the streets of leaves so it is important to park vehicles on the correct side of the street overnight......