The city has a message to drivers: Park smart.
The Winnipeg Parking Authority and Winnipeg Fire Paramedic staff will be out this weekend looking for illegally-parked vehicles at garage sales and other large community events.
Vehicles parked illegally, such as near fire hydrants or double-parked, can have a negative impact on fire trucks, ambulances and other emergency vehicles attending calls.
Drivers will be warned if incorrectly parked, which can lead to traffic jams. Following the education campaign, vehicles may also be ticketed or towed.