The $50 ticket for parking in York City streets during street sweeping is an unwelcome sight.
But fortunately for street-parkers, some tickets issued Saturday are a false alarm.
Between midnight and 2:30 a.m., 143 third-Saturday street-sweeping tickets were issued in error and have been voided, said Cheryl Rascoe, deputy business administrator for the city's parking bureau.
This past weekend marked the fourth Saturday of the month, and that's what caused the mix-up, she said, as crews issued tickets as if it were the third Saturday.
The confusion did not affect street sweeping, and streets were not swept erroneously, Rascoe said.
Parking crews realized the error a couple hours in, but they didn't have enough time to go back and collect the tickets, she said.
"We sincerely apologize to any citizen or resident that was affected," Rascoe said.
Motorists don't need to take any action, she said: They will receive letters in the mail explaining the incident, and they need not contact the York City Parking Bureau.
The areas affected are as follows:
•Park Street, from North Hartley to Company streets
•Manchester Street, from Company to West Philadelphia streets
•Company Street, from Manchester Street to Belvidere Avenue
•Lincoln Street, from Belvidere Avenue to West Street
•West Street, from Pennsylvania to West College avenues
•North Albemarle Street, from the railroad to Wayne Avenue
•North Lehman Street, from East Philadelphia to East Market streets
•North Harrison Street, from East Market to Wallace streets
•North Hartman Street, from Philadelphia to East Market streets
•East Street, from East Market Street to the railroad
•South Harrison Street, from East Market to East Princess streets
•South Hartman Street, from East Princess to Wellington streets
•South Lehman Street, from Wellington to Princess streets
•Hill Street, from East Princess to Prospect streets
•Lancaster Street, from Prospect to Elm to Prospect streets
•South Albemarle Street, from Prospect to East Princess streets
•Pattison Street, from East Princess to Prospect streets
•Girard Avenue, from Prospect to East Princess streets
•Fulton Street, from East Market to East Princess streets
•Charles Street, from East Princess to King streets
•Charles Street, from East Princess to Prospect streets
•Broad Street, from East King to Prospect streets
•George Street, from Parkway Boulevard to I-83 ramp
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