Parking on a residential street beginning today could yield you a hefty ticket or tow.
Snow plows began turning their attention to residential areas as of 7 a.m. to clean up the roughly 10 cm of snow that fell on Winnipeg Thursday morning. To make the process easier, a residential parking ban is now in effect.
The ban prohibits parking on a residential street in 12-hour intervals from 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. depending on which snow zone you happen to be in.
“The city is urging motorists to move their vehicles, when their zone is scheduled, to an off-street parking location such as a driveway, parking lot, or nearby street not currently scheduled for clearing,” said Jim Berezowsky, manager of the city’s streets maintenance division. “When vehicles are parked in violation of the regulations, it impacts the snow clearing operation and no one wants to see streets only partially cleared due to vehicles parked in the way.”
Zones being targeted for plowing until 7 p.m. tonight are C, F, I, M, N, S, U, followed by D, G, J, L, P, R, V from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.
Plowing will continue until Monday evening. To find your zone, visit knowyourzone.winnipeg.ca or contact 311.