WASHINGTON (AP) -- Washington's Department of Public Works has an early Christmas gift for drivers: free parking.
Spokeswoman Linda Grant says no expired parking meter tickets will be written on Friday, the day before Christmas, or on Saturday, Christmas Day. Residential parking restrictions and rush hour parking restrictions will also be suspended.
Drivers should still be careful, however. The Metropolitan Police Department can still write parking tickets for things like parking in an emergency zone or in front of a fire hydrant.