City Crews Prepared to Deal with Forecasted Snowfall

December 05, 2016

City crews are ‘ready-to-serve’ and prepared to deal with the snow that is in the forecast for Winnipeg this week. Sanding and salting of streets is continuing to improve road conditions and operations will be ramped up as the storm reaches Winnipeg. The City’s Public Works Department is monitoring road conditions and crews are in a ready to deploy status. Accumulations of snow will be monitored and further decisions will be made as the weather system passes through the City. Any required sanding or salting and plowing efforts will initially focus on main routes, bus routes and collector streets.

Avoid a ticket and tow

The City's Annual Snow Route Parking Ban is in effect from 2:00 a.m. until 7:00 a.m. nightly until March 1, 2017. Snow routes are clearly marked with signs like these:


Snow routes are a top priority for snow clearing to ensure that emergency vehicles can navigate quickly and safely around the city. It’s important that vehicles are not parked on snow routes overnight in order to enable rapid and efficient snow clearing of these critical routes.

Vehicles parked in violation of the Annual Snow Route Parking Ban can receive a $100 ticket ($50 if paid early), and may be towed to the towing company’s compound.

Stay Back, Stay Safe

Motorists are urged to drive to road conditions, and to use extreme caution when driving near any snow clearing equipment or sanding trucks.

Download the official City of Winnipeg Know Your Zone mobile app

The City of Winnipeg's "Know Your Zone" app is now available for free download at the Apple App Store and Google Play App Store. For more information about the app, please visit

Sign-up for winter parking ban notifications

The City offers free email and Twitter notifications which advise subscribers when parking bans go into effect. To sign up for notifications visit or contact 311, open 24 hours every day, by phone at 311 or by email at