The Park City Police Department on the first full day of the Sundance Film Festival received a series of calls about parking problems, something that is common during the festival.
The cases included: at 4:54 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 18, the police were told of parking problems in the vicinity of Rossi Hill Drive and Deer Valley Drive. The parking issues were creating traffic problems, the police were told. at 4:16 p.m., the police received a call from someone on Rossi Hill Drive claiming that there were typically barricades stopping people from parking there. The person told the police there were no barricades and the parking situation was a mess. at 4:11 p.m., meanwhile, someone on Deer Valley Loop Road complained that a vehicle was parked in front of where the person lived. The person told the police the space is for residential parking only. at 10:50 a.m., people were reported to be parking in front of a mailbox on Sidewinder Drive. Earlier in the morning, the police were told a sport utility vehicle was parked in the middle of the road on Daly Avenue. The report was logged at 8:14 a.m. at 5:43 a.m., the police were called to intervene in what was reported as a dispute between a tow truck driver and a person who was parked on Captain Molly Drive. The police were told the tow truck driver blocked in a car that the tow company claimed to be illegally parked. The tow company demanded the person pay even if the vehicle was not towed, the police said.
There is a parking crunch each year during the film festival as large crowds descend on Park City, particularly Old Town.