City lifts snow route parking ban

WINNIPEG — The city has lifted the declared snow route parking ban put in place to clean up the recent snowfall, but another ban will come back into effect early Sunday.

The city’s annual snow route parking ban will kick in at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 1.

Drivers who park on designated snow routes must move their vehicles before then or face a ticket and possibly get towed.

“It’s very important we have the ability to control ice and clear snow on these important routes, unimpeded by parked cars,” said Jim Berezowsky, manager of street maintenance, public works department.

The snow route parking ban will be in effect every night until March 1, regardless of snow.

Clearing snow routes is a priority to make sure emergency vehicles can get where they’re going as safely as possible, city officials said.

“The snow route parking ban helps our snow clearing crews conduct more efficient snow clearing operations. Clear roads provide safe, efficient traffic flow, and ensure emergency vehicles can respond safely,” Berezowsky said in a news release.

In addition to the 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. A …read more

Global News Winnipeg: City lifts snow route parking ban

City lifts snow route parking ban