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Police cite winter parking violators

Some Cottage Grove residents had an unpleasant greeting on a recent morning.

Police recorded 16 incidents of illegal on-street parking in less than two hours early Jan. 11.

The city's winter parking ban prohibits on-street parking from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m., beginning Oct. 1 of each year and ending the following April 30.

Police said winter parking citations are written if snow is forecasted, if officers encounter more vehicles parked on the street or if there are fewer emergency calls during an overnight shift.

Roads on which vehicles recently were cited included Jergen, Hale, Idsen and Janero avenues, 89th Street and Hillside Trail.

A winter parking citation is $32.

-Scott Wente