Winnipeg’s Snow Route Parking Ban in Effect Dec. 1

Winnipeg’s Snow Route Parking Ban in Effect Dec. 1

Snow Stuck
People push a stuck car after two days of snow in Winnipeg, Wednesday, December 7, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — Avoid a ticket and a tow by not parking on a snow route this winter.

The city’s annual snow route parking ban begins Friday, December 1 at 2 a.m., prohibiting vehicles from parking on such routes daily from 2 a.m. to 7 a.m. until March 1.

The Winnipeg Parking Authority will also begin mailing out tickets this season in addition to placing them on the windshield of a vehicle. The city says the mailers will help the WPA cover more area in a faster amount of time to allow public works crews to clean streets more efficiently.

Snow routes are a top priority for snow clearing to ensure that emergency vehicles can navigate quickly and safely around the city.

The cost of a ticket for parking on a snow route is $100, or $50 if paid early.

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