Downtown Elkins parking meters removed to implement new free parking stickers

Parking meter heads are being replaced with new three hour parking stickers in downtown Elkins.

Locals volunteered to help remove the meter heads on Nov. 2 and now the stickers are in place.

This increases free parking from two hours to three hours.

It is effective Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Officials say this project will help give residents and visitors more access and flexibility when it comes to parking in the downtown area.