City of Buffalo ticketed cars by mistake

City of Buffalo ticketed cars by mistake

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Usually Buffalo's winter parking restrictions go into effect November 15. But this year, because of the mild weather we were having, Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown postponed them until November 22.

Despite that, several people got parking tickets overnight.

"I thanked my wife that she did not park my car across the street. I definitely would have woken up with a ticket," said Gabriel Velazquez.

Velazquez is happy he didn't get a ticket Monday morning. But Aracely Rodriguez wasn't as lucky.

"And I wake up this morning and there's a ticket," says Rodriguez.

Several people who parked their cars on Erie Street near the Marine Drive Apartments overnight got tickets that shouldn't have been given out until the winter parking restrictions go into effect Tuesday.

"I was a little upset. I didn't expect to have a ticket because I park well and I see both sides, you know, with a ticket and I was a little bit upset," said Rodriguez.

The city made a mistake and started ticketing people who parked on the bus route a day early.

"Have you paid it yet?"asked 2 On Your Side’s Kelly Dudzik.

"No, not yet," said Rodriguez.

"You don't have to pay it," said Dudzik.

"Oh, ok, thank you," said Rodriguez.

If you have already paid your parking ticket the city will reimburse you. A City of Buffalo spokesperson tells 2 On Your Side that if you did get a ticket after you parked on a bus route, it will be administratively cleared. If you have any questions, you can call 311.


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