HOUGHTON - The streets may be clear of snow now, but everyone who lives in the Keweenaw knows it's coming, so communities are set to implement their winter parking bans to allow snow plowing.
In the village of Baraga, village Manager Roy Kemppainen said the winter parking ban there starts Friday and runs to April 30. The hours vehicles have to to be off the streets are 2 to 7 a.m. Violators of the ban face being ticketed and having their vehicles towed.
The winter parking ban in the village of Calumet is also Nov. 1 to April 30 from 2 to 7 a.m.Village President Dave Geisler said the police department will be giving warnings to violators for the first few days of the ban. unless there is a significant snowfall.
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This photo of a street sign nearly covered by snow, taken in the winter of 2012-13, serves as a reminder of winter weather ahead. Winter parking restrictions for most communities go into effect at midnight tonight.
In Hancock, Clerk Karen Haischer said on all city streets, the no parking period is Nov. 1 to April 30. The hours are 2:30 a.m. to 7 a.m. Violators will be ticket and their vehicles towed.
Houghton bans parking on any city street or in a parking facility between 2 and 7 a.m. from Nov. 1 through April 30. Violators will be fined $35 plus towing and storage fees, according to a notice from the police department. The fine doubles if not paid within 10 days.
Ed Vertin, Laurium village administrator, said the ban there is also 2 to 7 a.m. Violators may be ticketed and their vehicles towed.
Lake Linden's winter parking ban begins on Nov. 1 and continues through April 30, according to a notice from village Clerk Bob Poirier.
It covers the hours from 3 to 7 a.m. Violators will be ticketed and towed at the owner's expense.
L'Anse village Clerk Amy Leaf said the winter parking ban there is in effect from Nov. 1 to April 30 during the hours of 2 to 7 a.m. The first violation will result in a ticket, and continued violations could result in the vehicle being towed.
Ontonagon: Village Clerk Marcia Aho-Black said Ontonagon's ban took effect Oct. 15. Anyone parking on the streets between 2:30 to 6 a.m. will be subject to having their vehicle towed at their expense. The ban continues until April 15.