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Cars May Be Towed Away as City Repaves Forest Hills Roads, Officials Say

 Numerous streets are being repaved in Forest Hills this week. 
Numerous streets are being repaved in Forest Hills this week. 
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QUEENS — As the city repaves several streets in Forest Hills, residents who do not move their cars on time may find them towed away, officials said.

The Department of Transportation, which has been milling and resurfacing Queens Boulevard and other roads in the neighborhood in recent weeks, said it gave plenty of notice.

But some car owners must have missed fliers the agency taped around the neighborhood as local residents witnessed vehicles being towed away from 68th Avenue and 68th Road Tuesday morning, according to posts on a neighborhood Facebook page.

Some of the cars were placed on Queens Boulevard, in a metered parking zone, locals wrote.

Residents also posted pictures of "Tow Away Zone" fliers informing drivers that they won't be penalized if their cars were towed away.

The DOT said that “No Parking Signs” are posted 24 to 48 hours prior to the start of work and local community boards are also notified.

The agency also said that cars are being relocated within the neighborhood and drivers who need help finding them should reach out to their local precinct or DOT’s borough office.  

The paving schedule for this week, which is posted on the DOT’s website, includes several streets in Forest Hills, such as 65th, 66th and 68th roads, 66th, 67th and 68th avenues and a portion of Queens Boulevard between Yellowstone Boulevard and 71st Avenue.