The city of Winona’s alternate side winter parking rules began late last week.
The program, which began on Friday, November 15, and runs through March 15, requires people who park vehicles on most city roadways to alternate from side-to-side each night to allow for street cleaning and plowing.
The rules are enforced each morning beginning at 12:01 a.m. On odd days, drivers must park on odd numbered sides of the roadway; on even days, they must park on the even side. Because the program begins at 12:01 a.m., those who park their cars in the evening should look to the next calendar day to determine whether to park on the odd or even side of the road.
Winona Police officers ticket drivers when they have the time to do so on the night shift. In the case of a snow storm, officers will work quickly to ticket vehicles on the wrong side of the street so they can be towed and the streets can be plowed. An alternate side parking ticket fee is $25; the cost to vehicle owners whose cars have been towed is $106.85 plus a $30 per day storage fee after the first 24 hours. Borkowski Towing and Salvage is the city’s contractor for towing services.