Oregon responds to areas of outdoor overcrowding

State and local agencies in an effort to tackle the issues will increase enforcement of illegal parking, including ticketing "unsafely parked cars" and towing vehicles when needed.

Posted: Aug 22, 2020 6:02 PM
Updated: Aug 22, 2020 9:45 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. --- Officials say north Oregon coast crowds have been overwhelming the state park sites this summer with highway traffic jams, illegal parking and overflowing trash bins amid the coronavirus pandemic.

State and local agencies in an effort to tackle the issues will increase enforcement of illegal parking, including ticketing "unsafely parked cars" and towing vehicles when needed.

Drivers may receive tickets of $115 to $250 for illegal parking, the parks department said, and would need to pay for the cost of towing.

The Seattle Times reports in Washington, people have been cramming themselves into Lake Cushman recreation area on the Olympic Peninsula, prompting closures there.

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