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Annual Snow Route Parking Ban Commences

November 30, 2016

 
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
 
Annual Snow Route Parking Ban begins Thursday, December 1st
 
Parking will be prohibited on snow routes between 2:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m.
 
Winnipeg, MB – The City's Annual Snow Route Parking Ban will take effect at 2:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 1st, 2016. Vehicles may not park on streets designated as snow routes between 2:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m.
 
The Annual Snow Route Parking Ban is in effect from December 1st to March 1st.
 
Avoid a ticket and tow
Snow routes are clearly marked with signs like these:

    
 
Citizens are encouraged to check their streets for snow route signs, or if unsure, to call 311 or use the online Address Lookup Tool: http://cms00asa1.winnipeg.ca/.
 
Snow routes are a top priority for snow clearing to ensure that emergency vehicles can navigate quickly and safely around the city. It’s important that vehicles are not parked on snow routes overnight in order to enable rapid and efficient snow clearing of these critical routes.
 
Vehicles parked in violation of the Annual Snow Route Parking Ban can receive a $100 ticket ($50 if paid early), and may be towed to the towing company’s compound.
 
Five winter parking bans
Other than the Annual Snow Route Parking Ban starting December 1st, no other parking bans are in place at this time. The City of Winnipeg has five different winter parking bans:
1.   Annual Snow Route Parking Ban – Parking is prohibited on snow routes between 2:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. from December 1st to March 1st.
2.   Declared Snow Route Parking Ban – When additional overnight plowing is required on snow routes after a snowfall, a Declared Snow Route Parking Ban is placed into effect. 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.
3.   Residential Parking Ban (Know Your Zone!) – A residential parking ban is called to facilitate the City’s snow clearing response to an extreme snowfall. All residential streets are assigned a snow zone; each snow zone is identified by a letter of the alphabet. Zones are plowed in 12-hour shifts, around-the-clock to enable timely and effective clearing of snow and ice from residential streets. Parking is prohibited on residential streets during the 12-hour period when a zone is scheduled for clearing.
4.   Snow Emergency – The Mayor may declare a Snow Emergency at any time which will prompt a Snow Emergency Parking Ban prohibiting parking on snow routes.
5.   Temporary No Parking – Occasionally, individual streets may require additional snow removal work. Temporary "No Parking" signs are posted when streets require snow removal.
 
More information about parking bans is available at http://knowyourzone.winnipeg.ca.
 
Download the official City of Winnipeg Know Your Zone mobile app
The City of Winnipeg's "Know Your Zone" app is now available for free download at the Apple App Store and Google Play App Store. For more information about the app, please visit knowyourzone.winnipeg.ca/app.
 
Sign-up for winter parking ban notifications
The City also offers free email and Twitter notifications which advise subscribers when additional parking bans go into effect. To sign up for notifications visit knowyourzone.winnipeg.ca or contact 311, open 24 hours every day, by phone at 311 or by email at 311@winnipeg.ca.
 
Think safety this winter - Stay Back, Stay Safe
Motorists are reminded to drive to winter road conditions at all times and to use extreme caution when driving near any plowing or sanding equipment. Visit: http://www.winnipeg.ca/publicworks/snow/snowClearing/stayBackStaySafe.stm.
 
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