Baltimore City announces leave for Monday, parking restrictions and free parking

BALTIMORE - Today, the City of Baltimore announced that liberal leave will be in effect for non-essential employees tomorrow, Monday, October 29, 2012. Essential employees and employees designated as emergency essential for the current incident must report to work or remain at work as scheduled. Baltimore City Public Schools are closed tomorrow.

Mayor Rawlings-Blake and the Department of Transportation advised residents in Fells Point, south of Lancaster Street, to relocate their vehicles in anticipation of possible flooding.

Fells Point residents who live south of Lancaster Street are strongly encouraged to relocate their vehicles.  Citizens may park their vehicles free of charge at the following garages and parking lots starting at 2:00 p.m. today:
•    Caroline Street Garage located at 805 S. Caroline Street
•    Fleet and Eden Street Garage located at 501 Eden Street
•    Little Italy Garage located at 400 S. Central Avenue
•    Edison Parking Lots located at Fallsway and High Streets

Parking at these facilities is on a first come, first served basis, and all vehicles need to be removed from these locations no later than noon on Tuesday, October 30, 2012; this may be extended depending on weather conditions.  In addition, citizens who reside in flood prone areas in South Baltimore, Cherry Hill, Westport, etc. may move their vehicles to Lot O of the stadium lots during these times.

Parking restrictions will be implemented along roadways south of Lancaster Street starting at 6:00 p.m. today and will continue until 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 due to the possibility of flooding.

At the Mayor Rawlings-Blake's direction, police officers and emergency responders will be deployed throughout the city and are able to respond to any incident, and forestry and public works response crews are on stand-by.  911 and 311 are fully operational. Use 911 for emergencies only. Police officers are deployed throughout the city and able to respond to any incident.

Citizens are also reminded they can call 311 for the latest information about the City's preparations during weather events. BGE Customers should report outages by calling 877-778-2222. Any residents in need of non-emergency social service resource assistance can call Maryland 211 service.

For more information on preparedness, visit: http://abc2news.com/sandy

For forecast models and storm tracking, visit: http://abc2news.com/hurricane

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