Every winter in Winnipeg there is special parking rules implemented to help snow cleaning services move the equipment around the city and clean the streets to make it possible and safe to drive and get to work and back home. The city authorities use special signs to mark places that are prohibited from parking, which are priorities for snow removal.
This week will deliver the coldest temperatures and highest wind chill values of the winter. Bitterly and brutally cold air is descending over the eastern prairies of Manitoba.
Between 10-15 cm of snow blanketed Winnipeg Monday morning. Winds are also causing low visibility on the roads. Strong wind gusts near 50 km/h created snow drifts throughout the city, according to Shannon Moodie of Environment Canada.
According to Moodie, Winnipeggers aren’t in the clear yet. “The cold is going to come back. It’s either cold or snow, and I don’t know which one is worse,” Moodie said. Another system will roll into Winnipeg on Tuesday, bringing a few centimeters of snow, followed by more frigid temperatures on Wednesday.
he forecast this week includes most nights with temperatures falling below -30 C, wind chill values in the -40s and even -50s, and daytime highs near -30 C. Overnight temperatures are unlikely to break records for extreme cold but Wednesday afternoon could come close to the record for coldest maximum temperature on January 30th. Currently, the coldest maximum temperature record is -30.8.
For Winnipeggers, the cold isn’t going away any time soon. Forecasts are calling for temperatures in the -20 to -30 C ranges for at least a week, and long-range models from Environment and Climate Change Canada indicates temperatures are likely to stay below normal until nearly the end of the month.
Overall a country can expect a steady transition to winter and moderate temperatures in January. Fellow Winnipeggers, please get ready for the cold weather, it is not just about warm clothes for you and your family, but also make sure to change your tires for a winter ones and prepare all necessary equipment for snow cleaning, so you will have time to deal with the snow in front of your house and to get to work safely and on time!
Residential Parking Ban: used in extreme snowfalls, where all residential streets are assigned a snow zone that determines when there will be a 12-hour snow clearance period on the street.
Snow Emergency: The mayor can announce this at any time. Temporary No Parking: Signs will appear indicating that individual streets are temporarily in the process of clearing snow. A snow route parking ban is now in effect, however, it starts at midnight, not the usual 2 a.m.
Vehicles parked in any of these areas will receive a $ 100 fine, the bans will be valid until March 1st.
Let`s all be responsible and polite drivers, it is easy just to follow the rules and parking signs, city authorities are working to do everything to make Winnipeg great and safe place to work and to live in!