And tow trucks ready to move vehicles in sweeper's way
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN) --Columbus street sweepers begin making their spring rounds Monday, with Franklinton at the top of the list.
The city reminds drivers that their cars will be towed if they're in the way of the street cleaning crews.
In neighborhoods with permanent signs posted that identify street sweeping related parking restrictions, residents are asked to check the information posted on the signs on their streets for the days and hours when parking restrictions will be in effect for street sweeping.
On streets with permanent signs posted, vehicles that are not moved to allow street sweepers to work in the area will be impounded and towed at the owner’s expense.
According to the Columbus Public Services Department, more than 3300 vehicles that blocked street sweepers were towed last year.
Owners will have to pay a $50 fine, a $125 towing fee and an impound charge of $18 a day to get their vehicles back.
The city has a listing of neighborhoods scheduled for sweeping online.
You can also contact the city of Columbus 311 Customer Service Center at 311 or 645-3111 for general information about street sweeping in Columbus.
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