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Free garage parking for Harrisburg residents as city prepares for snowstorm

The Locust Street Garage in downtown Harrisburg. Photo: Park Harrisburg

Harrisburg residents will have free parking in a downtown garage beginning midday Sunday, as a winter storm is forecast to hit the area.

By a special arrangement with Park Harrisburg, residents can park in the Locust Street Garage from noon on Sunday through 8 p.m. on Monday.

The garage, located at 214 Locust St., has 628 spaces in total.

“The city is grateful to Park Harrisburg for opening up the Locust Street Garage during this snowstorm to our residents,” said Mayor Wanda Williams, in a statement.

The National Weather Service expects a winter storm to bring snow and mixed precipitation to central PA starting Sunday afternoon and extending into Monday.

The city is encouraging residents to use the garage. If their cars remain on the street, residents should park as close to the curb as possible and stay away from intersections to allow trucks easier access to plow the street, according to the city.

In addition, non-emergency travel should be avoided during the storm if road conditions become hazardous, Williams stated.

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