PHILADELPHIA (CBS) —  In response to the City’s Snow Emergency which is set to begin at 10 p.m. tonight, the Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA) announced that beginning at 6:00 p.m., Sunday, March 2, 2014, the following PPA owned and operated center city garages will charge a flat twenty-four hour $5.00 parking rate until the end of the current snow emergency:

The garages included are:

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AutoPark at JFK (16th & JFK)
AutoPark at Independence Mall (5th & Market Streets)
AutoPark at Jefferson (10th & Ludlow Streets)
AutoPark at the Gallery (10th & Filbert Streets)
Auto Park at Old City (2nd & Sansom Streets)
8th & Filbert Streets Garage

To receive the discounted $5 rate, customers must bring their ticket & pay at the PPA Management Office in each garage.

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The PPA also says that while snow emergency and safety violations will be enforced once the snow begins, meter and time limit violations will not be.

Additionally, the PPA announced that beginning at 10 PM tonight, it will begin ticketing and towing all vehicles that are parked illegally on snow emergency routes.

Snow Emergency information and a map of Snow Emergency routes can be found at here. Cars left on Snow Emergency routes will be relocated to accommodate plowing operations. If you car is relocated, call 215-686-SNOW to find it.

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