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Parking price increase approved in Buffalo

Drivers should get ready to pay more to park in some parts of the city.

The Buffalo Common Council approved a parking price increase and extended the hours for parking regulations in certain areas.

The current $1 an hour rate on most downtown spots will increase to $2 an hour.

Drivers will now also have to wait until 10 p.m. to park for free as opposed to 5 in the evening.

The city also plans to create a few hundred new metered parking spots around downtown, specifically near KeyBank Center. These areas were previously marked "No Parking."

The new parking rules are expected to go into effect in the coming weeks.