Polar vortex blamed for recent damage to parking kiosk by County Courthouse

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The recent polar vortex cost us more than increased gas bills; it also cost us the use of one of the Parking Authority’s brand new kiosks. 

The authority reporting that sometime, about two weeks ago, the kiosk was struck in front of the courthouse, presumably by a plow blade. 

The kiosks are a one-stop way to pay meters in a certain area and the parking authority is testing how popular they are, but they aren’t well-known yet, and that might be why a driver would forget it was there.

Christopher Friday, of the Erie Parking Authority, tells us, “…I think it will take all of us working together to where they are and being more mindful so as things go along I see it getting better but right now when we have a few of them out there they can kind of be in the way at times”.

We’re told the damaged kiosk still works and can be returned to service soon.

The kiosks cost between $7,000-10,000 each.

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