The City’s Annual Snow Route Parking Ban will take effect at 2:00 a.m. on Monday, December 1, 2014. Citizens are reminded that, if they are parking on streets designated as Snow Routes, their vehicles must be moved off these routes by 2:00 a.m. Saturday.
Snow Routes are identified by Snow Route signs, and the Snow Route Parking Ban is in effect all winter until March 1 and prohibits parking between 2:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. on all streets designated as Snow Routes.
Snow Routes are a top priority for snow clearing to ensure the fast, safe movement of emergency vehicles (ambulance, fire and police) throughout the winter months. The ban is in effect every night regardless of snow, to facilitate rapid overnight snow clearing should a sudden snowfall occur.
The City advises residents to check their streets for Snow Route signs, or if unsure, to call 311. Vehicles parked in violation of the Annual Snow Route Parking Ban will receive a ticket in the amount of $100 ($50 if paid early), and may be towed to the towing company’s compound.
In addition to the Annual Snow Route Parking Ban, a Declared Parking Ban may be called by the Director of Public Works when additional overnight plowing is required after a snowfall. This ban extends the Annual Snow Route Parking ban by two hours, so when it is declared, vehicles are prohibited from parking on Snow Routes from midnight to 7:00 a.m.
The City offers free email and Twitter notifications which advise subscribers when a parking ban goes into effect. More information about all winter parking bans can be found at knowyourzone.winnipeg.ca or by contacting 311, open 24 hours every day, by phone at 311 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.