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Snow-melted roads in Connellsville clear way for parking tickets

Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, 1:11 a.m.
 

Now that snow is melting off Connellsville streets, motorists should be aware that parking in handicapped spaces, on sidewalks or in spots labeled for specific purposes might get them a traffic citation and fine.

Sometimes, people park in front of a city official who has police powers.

On Friday, a driver attempted to park in a spot with a sign indicating “city official.” Tom Currey, the city's health, code and zoning officer, was standing out front. The driver quickly backed out and moved his vehicle to another spot when he saw Currey's badge.

A check with Connellsville police Chief James Capitos found that parking in that slot might lead to a $10 citation. The same might go for parking on sidewalks and in other no-parking locations.

On narrow streets, police might allow parking on the sidewalks for a short period. Capitos said some streets in the city are narrow. Parking along the curb, however, might cause traffic accidents and is not allowed.

The cost is significantly higher for those who park in handicapped spaces and are not eligible.

“That could cost them up to $50 or $75, with the extra costs for a state citation,” Capitos said.

He said reserved spaces for the handicapped in the city's residential areas have signs with the plate number listed. City officers are instructed to ticket any vehicle that doesn't have the listed plate number.

Karl Polacek is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-626-3538or kpolacek@tribweb.com.

 

 
 


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