PDX leaf pickup crews have parking violators towed

The city began towing leaf pickup parking violators on Monday morning

This vehicle was parked in an area scheduled for leaf pickup, so it is being towed, officials said. November 28, 2016, (KOIN)
This vehicle was parked in an area scheduled for leaf pickup, so it is being towed, officials said. November 28, 2016, (KOIN)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The Portland Bureau of Transportation issued a warning to people parking in some areas of the Rose City where leaves are scheduled to be picked up.

The city began towing leaf pickup parking violators on Monday morning.

KOIN 6 News’ Tim Becker went to Northwest Raleigh Street and Northeast 26th Attitude, an area scheduled for leaf pickup on Wednesday.

Signs are posted calling for residents to keep the streets clear from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. in the area called Leaf Zone 2.

That area needs to be free for Portland crews to complete the scheduled leaf pickup.

Anyone who ignores the signs will be towed.

City officials told KOIN 6 News about 30 cars were towed on Monday morning at their owners’ expense.

The towing cost is $168, with another $25 per day for storage.

Leaf pickup started early in the month and will go until December 16.

Check out the schedule for leaf pickup here.