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Winter parking bans are in full effect in the NorthwoodsSubmitted: 12/02/2016

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NORTHWOODS - Temperatures dropping and more snow falling means more snow on our cars and streets. 

Cities all over the Northwoods want to make sure your cars and the roads stay safe with each snowfall by instituting winter parking regulations. 

The regulations in the City of Rhinelander include odd and even street parking to make it easier for clearing roads.


"When the snow plows go out, it really creates a problem for when they have to go around vehicles on the streets," said Rhinelander Police Department Patrol Sergent Kurt Helke

The Eagle River winter parking ban started two months ago. 

To make it easier for snow plowing in Eagle River, the city doesn't allow street parking between 2 a.m. and 7 a.m., Monday through Saturday.

"It's no big deal until you get the slush and the freeze and then you get these large ice chunks, and so it becomes treacherous to even drive," said Eagle River Chief of Police Mark Vander Bloomen.

Police will give out warnings to violators. However, you could also get a ticket totaling between $10 and $20.

If you leave your car parked illegally during a big storm, it could get towed, and you will be financially responsible for the expense.

 The Eagle River winter parking ban goes until May 1, and the Rhinelander winter parking ban goes until April 1.


Story By: Phylicia Ashley

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