Saturday, September 30, 2023

UPDATE: A Guide To Not Get Towed The Night Before Double Decker

Update: OPD has released a new map indicating expanded tow zones for Saturday’s Double Decker festivities. 
“At 4:00 a.m. Saturday morning the tow area greatly expands. [Below] is a map of the streets and parking lots that will be cleared out on both Friday and Saturday morning.”
Visit Oxford has released their own information as well regarding the parking situation. 

“Please see attached map that highlights areas that will be towed on Friday morning at 4 a.m. which is highlighted in red (note: the only two streets that are towed on Friday morning are North Lamar Ave. from YaYa’s/FNB Oxford) and Monroe Ave. (the street directly behind FNB-Oxford). All other streets and parking lots surrounding the square will be towed on Saturday morning at 4 a.m. and is highlighted in blue.” 
Shuttles will run on Saturday from 10am-10pm from Oxford High School to the square. Cost is $5 round trip.” 

Original Story
If you were somehow unaware that this weekend is the 21st annual Double Decker festival in Oxford, then let me be the first to tell you and warn you about parking your car on the Square this week.
As the city begins to prepare the handling of large crowds, vendors, musicians and more, they will need certain areas cleared by Friday. Oxford Police Department has released a statement in regards to parking on the Square. 
“All vehicles must be removed by 4 a.m. on Friday morning or risk being towed.”
What this means is don’t go to the Square on Thursday night without a plan to get your car home or else it won’t be there when you come back to get it the next morning. Take a cab, take an Uber, walk or make sure have a designated driver. All of the above will work. Just don’t leave your car on the Square unless you want to pay the price to get it back. 
Below are maps indicating the respited areas. The areas in red are zones for which cars will be towed, green spaces are private parking areas reserved for businesses and their employees.

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