Watch where you park: City's snow route parking ban details
The snow route parking ban takes effect on December 1 and runs until March 1. (File image)
Published Monday, November 30, 2015 2:08PM CST
Last Updated Tuesday, December 29, 2015 11:30AM CST
The city’s snow route parking ban takes effect on Tuesday, December 1 at 2:00 a.m.
From 2:00 a.m. until 7:00 a.m., vehicles cannot park in designated snow routes.
The parking ban will be in effect until March 1.
It will cost motorist $100 and could result in a vehicle towing. If the paid early, the violation will cost $50.
The city says that snow routes are a top priority for snow clearing as they ensure that emergency vehicles can get around quickly and safely.
For details on which streets fall under the ban, the city is encouraging people to check their address lookup tool or call 311.
Winnipeg has four other winter parking bans, listed below:
1. Declared Snow Route Parking Ban
This ban is in effect when additional overnight plowing is needed after a snowfall. It extends the snow route parking ban by two hours. This means vehicles cannot park in those areas from midnight until 7:00 a.m.
2. Residential Parking Ban (Know Your Zone!)
Residential streets are assigned to a snow zone that is identified by a letter of the alphabet. This type of ban is put into effect after extreme snowfall. Zones are plowed in 12-hour shifts in which time the ban is in effect.
3. Snow Emergency
The mayor may declare a snow emergency at any time which will prompt a parking ban prohibiting parking on snow routes.
4. 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 on the city’s site, under Know Your Zone.
Residents will be notified of when bans will take effect through twitter notifications. The city also offers free email notifications that advise subscribers when the bans will occur.