Chicago drivers could face a hefty fine starting Tuesday, the first day of the city’s winter overnight parking ban.
The parking ban will be enforced nightly from 3 a.m. to 7 a.m., according to the Department of Streets and Sanitation.
The ban allows snowplows to clear and salt roads along more than 100 miles of critical arterial streets throughout the city.
Violators will face a minimum $150 towing fee, a $60 ticket and a storage fee of $20 per day. Vehicles in violation of the ban will be towed to either Pound 2 at 10301 S. Dotty Ave., or Pound 6 at 701 N. Sacramento.
Last year, a total of 239 vehicles were towed on the first day of the parking ban. The number is coincidentally the same number of vehicles that were towed on the first day of 2013's ban, but down from the 301 vehicles towed in 2012.
The overnight parking ban begins Dec. 1st and will remain in effect until March 31st, 2016.