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Residential Parking Ban will be in Effect Starting Wednesday, Feb.10 at 7:00 a.m.

February 09, 2016

Plowing of residential streets will begin Wednesday morning to improve the overall condition of residential streets. As a result, a Residential Parking Ban has been declared and will be in effect starting Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 7:00 a.m.

Citizens are urged to confirm their snow zone letter in order to determine when their residential street is scheduled for clearing. You can find your snow zone with our Address Lookup Tool at knowyourzone.winnipeg.ca or by contacting 311 (available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by phone at 311, or by email at 311@winnipeg.ca. Citizens are encouraged to find out their snow zone letter well in advance of the start of the residential plow and to make alternate parking arrangements if they park on the street.

Starting at 7:00 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10 residents of snow zones E, I, M, O, S and U will need to move their vehicles as plowing will be underway in those zones until 7:00 p.m. Wednesday. Please refer to the entire schedule below for details about when snow zones will be cleared this week.

RESIDENTIAL PARKING BAN SCHEDULE

Wednesday, Feb. 10 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
E, I, M, O, S, U

Wednesday, Feb. 10 from 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 11
D, G, J, L, N, R, V

Thursday, Feb. 11 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
C, F, H, K, P, Q, T

Thursday, Feb. 11 from 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. Friday, Feb. 12
B

Friday, Feb. 12 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
A

Avoid a ticket and tow

For the residential streets that are scheduled, residents are urged to find an alternate place to park such as an off-street driveway or parking lot, or a nearby street that is not currently scheduled for plowing. This will help the plowing operation run smoothly and will prevent you from being ticketed and towed.

Vehicles parked in violation of the Residential Parking Ban may receive a $150 ticket ($75 if paid early), and may be towed to a nearby street that is not scheduled to be plowed, or has already been cleared. Tickets will only be issued from 11:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. but you are encouraged to move your car regardless if you will receive a ticket or not. If you believe your vehicle may have been towed due to the Residential Parking Ban, please contact 311 for assistance in locating it.

Stay back, stay safe

Approximately 400 – 450 pieces of heavy equipment will be used for this snow clearing operation so motorists are reminded to drive to road conditions and to use extreme caution when driving near any snow clearing equipment or sanding trucks.

Parking ban notification

The City offers free email and Twitter notifications which advise subscribers when a parking ban goes into effect. To sign up for notifications, or for more information about all winter parking bans visit knowyourzone.winnipeg.ca or contact 311.

Background information: Residential Parking Ban

A Residential Parking Ban is called to facilitate the City’s snow clearing response to an extreme snowfall. All residential streets are assigned a snow zone; each snow zone is identified by a letter of the alphabet. Zones are plowed in 12-hour shifts, around-the-clock. Parking is only prohibited on residential streets during the 12-hour period when a zone is scheduled for clearing.

In 2011, City Council approved changes to improve Winnipeg’s winter parking bans including the Residential Parking Ban. Plowing zones in 12-hour shifts decreases the amount of time motorists cannot park on a particular street and also facilitates more efficient and effective snow clearing.