Gladstone extends parking restrictions

GLADSTONE – A season that continues to keep snow plow operators busy has prompted the city of Gladstone to extend its winter parking restrictions.

Escanaba’s winter parking restrictions, however, will end Tuesday. In Escanaba parking restrictions will expire at midnight April 1. After this time residents will be able to park on both sides of city streets and avenues until the restrictions take effect again Dec. 1.

That won’t be the case in Gladstone.

“It’s just something we have to do,” said Gladstone City Manager Darla Falcon. “Mother Nature hasn’t let up on us yet, so for the safety of everybody we need to keep them in place for awhile. So until further notice our winter parking restrictions will still be in place.”

The restrictions, which were slated to expire Tuesday, prohibit parking at any time on the south side of an avenue or the west side of a street within the city limits. No overnight parking is allowed on either side of the streets or avenues between 3:30 a.m. and 6:30 a.m.

In addition, vehicles may not be left on Delta Avenue from 6th Street to 14th Street, 8th Street from Superior Avenue to Minnesota Avenue, 9th Street from Superior Avenue to Minnesota Avenue, 10th Street from Superior Avenue to Lake Shore Drive, and 11th Street from Superior Avenue to Minnesota Avenue between 3:30 and 6:30 a.m. Cars parked on these streets are in a tow away zone and will be towed at the owner’s expense.

Any violations of the Gladstone winter parking restrictions will result in a parking ticket being issued with a fine of $20 per violation, plus the cost of any towing expense.