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Worried about your car during Florence? Raleigh’s city-owned decks will be free.

The city of Raleigh is opening up city-owned parking decks for residents who want to protect their cars from damage from falling trees and debris during Hurricane Florence. This car on Anderson Drive was destroyed by a falling tree during Hurricane Fran in 1996.
The city of Raleigh is opening up city-owned parking decks for residents who want to protect their cars from damage from falling trees and debris during Hurricane Florence. This car on Anderson Drive was destroyed by a falling tree during Hurricane Fran in 1996. Steve Egan

People who are worried about the safety of their cars during Hurricane Florence can park them for free in any one of four city parking decks downtown starting at noon Thursday.

Parking in the decks will be free through 6 a.m. Monday morning, the city said in a tweet. The four parking decks are the City Center deck at 429 South Wilmington St.; the Moore Square deck at 233 South Wilmington St.; the Wilmington Station deck at 117 South Wilmington St. and the Municipal Building deck at 201 West Morgan St.

For those planning to leave a car and take the bus home, GoRaleigh plans to run regular service on Thursday through 5 p.m. Buses will not run on Friday.

GoRaleigh says it will resume service once it’s safe.

Watch the ABC11 weather forecast for the latest on the development of Hurricane Florence and its projected track into North Carolina.

Richard Stradling: 919-829-4739, @RStradling
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