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Dunkirk to change overnight parking rules

Spring and summer parking regulations will be taking effect for alternate and overnight parking with the following changes.

Overnight Parking regulations on the main streets such as Central Avenue, Lakeshore Drive, Brigham Road, Doughty Street, Main Street and many of the smaller side streets will end Sunday and do not resume again until Sunday,Nov. 7.

Effective at 5 p .m. starting Sunday and continuing to Sunday, Nov. 7, for one-week periods commencing at 5 p.m. on any odd numbered Sunday, parking shall be allowed on the odd numbered side of the streets affected and on any even numbered Sunday, parking shall be allowed on the even numbered side of the streets affected. The date of the day after 5 p.m. on Sunday determines the side on which parking is allowed for the following week. Courtesy tags will be issued as reminders for a short period of time, after that time parking summonses will be issued. Dunkirk Police Department officials ask people to move their cars as closely to 5 p.m. as possible.

Department officials said in a news release that proper parking is a matter of public safety so that streets are open and accessible to emergency vehicles at all times. If vehicles hamper access by emergency vehicles or create a hazard to public safety they can be towed. Proper parking also allows Public Works crews access for street repairs and maintenance.

For more information, call the Police Communications Desk at 366-2266.

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