Know Your ‘Snow Zone’ Early, City Warns

Snow Plow

We may have only seen flurries in recent weeks, but the City of Winnipeg is already talking about snow plowing operations.

The city’s Public Works Department is reminding motorists about upcoming winter parking bans and to familiarize themselves with their snow zones.

For the purpose of snow clearing, the street system has been classified in three categories (PI, P2, P3):

  • Priority 1 (P1) – Includes all regional streets; in addition, some streets around the Health Sciences Centre have been plowed as Priority I to facilitate ambulance access to the hospital
  • Priority 2 (P2) – Non-regional bus routes and collector streets based on traffic counts and higher traffic streets in industrial areas
  • Priority 3 (P3) – Residential and/or low traffic industrial streets

Citizens who live on a street designated as a residential street (P3) are reminded to visit or call 311 to confirm their residential snow zone letter. You can also register in advance to receive e-mail and Twitter notifications that provide automatic updates about winter parking bans.

The annual snow route parking ban goes into effect from December 1 until March 1 annually on streets designated as snow routes. This parking ban is in place nightly between 2 a.m. and 7 a.m., and vehicles parked in violation of the ban may get a $100 ticket ($50 if paid early).