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$19,400 in fines issued by Fall River Police during storm for violators of parking ban



The storm that started Thursday afternoon brought several hundred parking tickets due to vehicle owners not following an issued parking ban, according to police.

During Fall River’s parking ban, which was issued by Mayor Paul Coogan and began at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday and ended at 8:00 a.m. Friday morning, the Fall River Police Department issued 485 parking tickets which totaled $19,400 in fines.

$44,000 in fines were issued during the February 8th storm.

According to FRPD, 1 vehicle was towed due to the parking ban.

The $40 fine per violation were issued by police for disrupting DCM during the storm with the parking ban in place.

Parking had been made available by the City prior to the storm at the following locations:

Flint Municipal Parking Lot on Cash Street
Municipal Parking Lot on Columbia Street
Talbot Middle School on Melrose Street
Parking Lot on Hood Street

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