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Philly parking-ticket amnesty is over, but some catch a late break

Green vouchers were issued to those who did not get in when the Philadelphia Parking Authority office closed Monday night.

People wait in long lines during the last day of parking amnesty program at the City Of Philadelphia Bureau of Administrative Adjudication office.
People wait in long lines during the last day of parking amnesty program at the City Of Philadelphia Bureau of Administrative Adjudication office.Read moreJOSE F. MORENO / Staff Photographer

The Philadelphia Parking Authority's parking-ticket amnesty has officially ended, but about 500 people who had waited for hours to get into the authority's Center City office but got shut out when it closed Monday night received an extension.

The last-minute amnesty-seekers were issued green vouchers allowing them to return Tuesday or Wednesday.

And some of them got back in line Tuesday morning.

Hundreds of people waited for hours Monday outside the PPA office at 917 Filbert St. to take advantage of the amnesty program on what was to be its last day. At least one person was taken to hospital after falling ill during the long wait.

The amnesty program started March 1.

Mike Dunn, a City Hall spokesman, said the number of people who took advantage of the amnesty and the amounts forgiven would not be available until at least next week.

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