Deep snow prompts lot closures



BAR HARBOR — To assist with snow removal efforts overnight Friday into Saturday, the Bar Harbor Police and Public Works Departments had residents to remove vehicles from the in-town parking lots. Mounds of snow towered 20 feet tall over the Old Police Station Lot downtown. Snow also had to be cleared from the Casino Lot on Cottage Street.

“Sorry for any inconvenience and we appreciate your patience and cooperation during this process,” officials said in a posting on Facebook Thursday.

Signs listing the hours the ban was in effect were posted for two days prior. Vehicles that remained in the affected parking lots during the snow removal effort were towed at the owner’s expense and may incur storage costs, police said. The ban began at 9 p.m. Friday but no cars were towed until Midnight when work began. Two vehicles had to be moved by Island Auto, including one with California license plates.

Overnight parking on any downtown streets is already banned during winter.

For more information contact the Bar Harbor Police Department at 288-3391.

Earl Brechlin

Earl Brechlin

Editor at Mount Desert Islander
Former Islander editor Earl Brechlin first discovered Mount Desert Island 35 years ago and never left. The author of seven guide and casual history books, he is a Registered Maine Guide and has served as president of the Maine and New England Press Associations. He and his wife live in Bar Harbor.
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