Getting There: Fells Point residents urged to move cars

September 30, 2010|By Michael Dresser | Baltimore Sun reporter

Residents of the Fells Point waterfront are being urged to move their cars to high ground as a result of heavy rains that threaten to cause flooding in the area. The city Department of Transportation says it will soon begin towing vehicles remaining in the flood plan to other locations.

The Downtown Partnership advises residents whose vehicles are parked below Fleet Street between Central and Avenue and Chester Street to move them. The group said residents can move their cars from the potential flood zone to parking garages at 501 S. Eden St. or the Little Italy garage at 400 S. Central Ave. Businesses are also being urged to have their employees move their cars. Parking will be free until 8 a.m. Friday.

Fells Point residents are also being warned to look out for basement flooding in the area, which received heavy damage in the storm surge following Hurricane Isabel in 2003. According to the National Weather Service, high tide at 12:44 a.m. in the area is expected to be about 3 feet above normal.

Owners who find their cars have been moved should call 311 to find the locations to which they have been towed.

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