Parking in downtown lots is banned on Friday night so that the public works department can bring in heavy equipment to clear the mountains of snow that have built up. PHOTO BY LIZ GRAVES

Parking lots to close for snow removal



BAR HARBOR — If you leave a vehicle in one of the main downtown parking lots here Friday night into Saturday, it may be towed.

To assist with snow removal efforts overnight Friday into Saturday, the Bar Harbor Police and Public Works Departments are asking for residents to remove vehicles from the in-town parking lots.

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

Vehicles will need to be moved and no parking will be allowed in the following lots beginning 9 p.m. Friday (2/6) through noon Saturday (2/7):

The Main Old Police Department Lot off Rodick Street and Rodick Place by Coston and McIsaac accountants;

The Upper Old Police Department Lot off Rodick Place and Access Alley behind the fire station and the Stone Soup shop and near the Dog and Pony Tavern;

The Casino Lot off Cottage Street, Bridge Street, and Summer Street).

Vehicles can be moved to the following locations while the snow removal operation is underway:

The Ball Field Parking Lot off Park Street;

Grants Park Parking Lot at the end of Albert Meadow;

Kids’ Corner Parking Lot off Mount Desert Street and Eden Street.

Vehicles that remain in the affected parking lots during the snow removal efforts will be towed at the owner’s expense and may incur storage costs, police said.

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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