Rhinelander's winter parking ban set to go into effect Dec. 1Submitted: 11/17/2017
Lane Kimble
Lane Kimble
News Director

Rhinelander's winter parking ban set to go into effect Dec. 1
RHINELANDER - Snow plows can't do their job very well when cars sit in their way.  That's why Rhinelander's winter parking ban will return in just a couple of weeks.

Starting December 1st, cars can only park on designated sides of the street during the day.  On even-numbered days, cars park on the side of the street with even addresses.  On odd numbered days, cars must park on odd-numbered sides of the street.

You also cannot park on any city street or in any city lot between 3 a.m. and 6 a.m.

"Especially when we're removing downtown snow, because of the traffic problem with snowbanks, that they try to clear those out, so we really won't let vehicles park there," Rhinelander Police Chief Lloyd Gauthier said.

There are some exempt places, like streets directly around the courthouse. Those streets are Baird Avenue from Court Park to Dahl Street, Court Park from Oneida Ave. to Baird Ave., Oneida Ave. from Court Park to Dahl Street, and Dahl Street from Oneida to Baird.

Also exempt is a 100-foot stretch of Keenan Street north of Kemp Street, due to businesses there.

Cars parked illegally in residential neighborhoods will get a $5 citation. If you're parked illegally on downtown streets, the police department will ticket and tow your car, which would include a fee for the towing job.

People who need to park overnight on city streets can call the police department to ask for an exemption. That number is 715-365-5300. You cannot ask for an exemption on nights when snow is in the forecast.

The winter parking ban ends on April 1st.

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