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.
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.
The residential parking ban will be in effect as of 7 p.m. Sunday as the city plows residential streets. The city is urging Winnipeggers to confirm their zone letters, so they know when their street is scheduled to be plowed.
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.
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 $ 150 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!
Please visit the link below to find your zone letter by using the city’s Address Lookup Tool: