Portland issues yellow zone parking ban Wednesday night – WMTW Portland
The city of Portland has issued a yellow zone parking ban for Wednesday night as cleanup from Tuesday’s blizzard continues.
The city saw just over 27 inches of snow.
The parking ban is for the area bordered by Commercial Street, Cumberland Avenue, Franklin Street and State Street.
It begins at 10 p.m. and lasts until 6 a.m. Thursday.
The parking ban was issued as the city resumed services on Wednesday.
City hall reopened at 10 a.m.
METRO and South Portland Bus Service resumed on Wednesday, with some detours.
There will be no service on Atlantic Street on Route 1. There will be no service to Weymouth Street and Crestview Acres on Route 3. There will be no service to Westbrook Pointe Apartments on Route 4.
METRO officials said more detours could be added.
The ZOOM/Shuttle Bus service is suspended Wednesday.
The Portland School District announced Tuesday afternoon that school is canceled Wednesday to give crews more time to clean up from the blizzard.
More than 40 plowing crews worked to clear snow from the city.
Even though city officials urged people to stay inside during the storm, some had to get outside.
“We got a little bit of cabin fever, we needed to get out,” said Kate Kelly of Portland.
Some took advantage of the deserted streets to do a little cross-country skiing.
“The experience of all this when it’s quiet, and it’s just kind of you against the elements, it’s kind of nice,” said Gregoire Pearce.
Others spent the evening trying to keep their driveways clear of snow. The drifting snow made it nearly impossible.
“Just snow blowing right now. Just trying to get a majority of the snow off the driveway so it can be easier come tomorrow,” said Brian Hayworth of Portland.