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Too-Tall Parking Meters In Watertown Being Brought Down To Size

WATERTOWN (CBS) -- Some too-tall parking meters in Watertown have been brought down to size.

Earlier this week we highlighted that some new parking meters in the town were just too tall for some drivers to pay for parking. WBZ-TV measured the height of one of the taller meters at roughly 66 inches, or 5 feet, 6 inches.

Tall parking meters are drawing complaints in Watertown (WBZ-TV)

The town had replaced hundreds of meters and several were a bit too high for people to read and feed.

But as promised, the Watertown DPW has begun lowering the meters, making them more accessible to everyone.

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A shortened meter in Watertown (WBZ-TV)

As of Friday, some of the meters along Mt Auburn Street had been lowered to a much more manageable height.

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