Final phase of towing for papal visit begins in Center City

CENTER CITY (WPVI) -- Wednesday marks the final phase of scheduled towing in Philadelphia ahead of the papal visit.

Most cars will need to be off the streets, though vehicles with special placards can stay until Thursday.

But once Thursday rolls around, you will then have to move your vehicle to one of six garages, where it must remain through the weekend.

Those placards remain available through Thursday.

Those available garages are:

- Gateway Parking Garage, 16th and Vine Streets ($20 flat rate parking Thursday, September 24 - Monday, September 28; free with a residential parking permit);

- Family Courthouse Garage, 15th and Arch Streets ($20 flat rate parking Thursday, September 24 - Monday, September 28; free with a residential parking permit);

- Old City AutoPark, 2nd and Sansom Streets ($20 flat rate parking Thursday, September 24 - Monday, September 28; free with a residential parking permit);

- Jefferson AutoPark, 10th and Ludlow Streets ($20 flat rate parking Thursday, September 24 - Monday, September 28; free with a residential parking permit);

-The Gallery Mall AutoPark, 9th and Filbert Streets ($20 flat rate parking Thursday, September 24 - Monday, September 28; free with a residential parking permit); and

- Chestnut Street Surface Lot, 8th and Chestnut Streets ($20 flat rate parking Thursday, September 24 - Monday, September 28; free with a residential parking permit).

There is no fee to get your car back, but you will get a $76.00 ticket if your car is towed.

The Parking Authority said the goal is not to tow people's vehicles, and they are working with residents.

If your vehicle has been towed, please call 1-888-591-3636 and press 2 after hearing the language options.



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