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(Al Hartmann | The Salt Lake Tribune) A parking meter pay station on Main Street in Salt Lake City.
Downtown Salt Lake parking meters back on line Wednesday

By Christopher Smart

| The Salt Lake Tribune

First Published Jul 08 2013 05:05 pm • Last Updated Jul 09 2013 02:58 pm

Downtown Salt Lake City parking meters will be back on line Wednesday . Motorists should be forewarned that enforcement begins at 8 a.m. that day.

The system went down June 29, due in part to what Mayor Ralph Becker’s office said was "extreme weather conditions."

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"Troubleshooting efforts pinpointed overheating computer circuit boards as the source of most of the failures, which were complicated by a simultaneous issue with software server slowdowns,"the statement said.

High temperatures and related problems also resulted in "a spate of failures related to credit/debit card readers."

The estimated loss of revenue during the outage was $90,000.

The mayor’s office said it will continue to review the parking meter system to determine if upgrades are necessary "to ensure uninterrupted service during periods of high outdoor temperatures."




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