Storm empties out Portland government calendar Tuesday

By Seth Koenig, BDN Staff
Posted March 19, 2013, at 12:48 p.m.

PORTLAND, Maine — Tuesday’s snowstorm turned what was scheduled to be a busy night in Portland government into a slow one.

With a storm expected to bring between 10 and 18 inches to Maine’s largest city by the time it subsides here early Wednesday, several meetings slated to take place were canceled or postponed.

A Portland Board of Education meeting and related forum on the proposed fiscal year 2014 Portland Public Schools budget set to take place Tuesday night were rescheduled to a later date yet to be announced. Classes were canceled at Portland schools for the day as well.

Tuesday’s Planning Board meeting was postponed until Thursday, and the council’s Public Safety/Health and Human Services Committee meeting was postponed until April 9, according to announcements issued by the city.

A citywide parking ban has also been announced in Portland, taking effect at 10 p.m. Tuesday. Vehicles can be parked in any of 12 city-approved lots — including those at Hadlock Field and Fitzpatrick Stadium — for free starting at 5 p.m. Tuesday. Many parking garages in the city charge reduced rates during parking bans as well, the city announcement stated in part.

A full list of free parking areas during a city parking ban can be found here.

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