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.
Due to the harsh weather conditions for the past 24 hours, some of the Manitoba highways are closed to prohibit individuals getting on the road and getting stuck, to ensure the safety and lives of the people.
The province closed Highway 75 from Winnipeg to the US border due to poor visibility, and other highways such as highways 59, 15, 6, 5, 26 and Trans Canada were reported to be bare with blowing snow and poor visibility.
Other highways into Winnipeg were reported the same with fair visibility.
Later in the morning, the province also closed Hwy. 100 to Morden, and Hwy. 13 from Carman to Elm Creek, but opened them again about an hour later.
Temperatures will fall to about -21C Sunday with wind chills at -29 for the morning and -36 in the afternoon. Winnipeg crews are on the streets to clean up drifting snow.
To all the drivers in our city, please pay attention to the parking signs and not only to avoid the fine or your vehicle being towed away but also to help our city road services to clear the roads and streets of snow, to do not block the work of the snow plowing equipment. They are working hard and in severe weather conditions to make our street a safe place to drive.
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. Fellow Winnipeggers 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!