PORTLAND, Maine — Some Portland residents got an ugly wake-up call Saturday when they found their cars were gone, according to a report from WGME 13.
The city issued a parking ban for Friday night from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. Saturday morning.
Some residents who spoke with WGME at the tow lot said they didn’t even know there was a ban, and that when they did see their car was gone, finding it became another challenge.
“I had to call three numbers just to find out where it was, which I think is a little bit … there’s a bit of a miscommunication there,” said Danielle Bernier. Vehicles were towed to an Ocean Gateway Terminal parking lot along Commercial Street.
The city reported it would have a parking ban on Friday morning on its website, the Time and Temperature building, which is one of the city’s tallest buildings, displays “PARK BAN” on parking ban nights, and WGME reported the parking ban on its website and on air.
The city says it towed more than 150 vehicles Friday night.