City announces snow route parking ban
The City of Calgary is advising citizens of a snow route parking ban that will go into effect on Monday, February 5 at 9 a.m. Due to significant accumulations of snow and high drifting across Calgary, the Snow Route parking bans are expected to be in effect for 72 hours, or until lifted by The City.
How snow routes work
Calgarians who live on a snow route are asked to move their vehicles during the ban. Vehicles that remain parked on these roads are subject to enforcement, up to and including a parking tag and tow. Snow routes are marked by a blue sign with a white snowflake. To find more information regarding snow route parking bans, visit Calgary.ca/snow.
The snow route parking ban will help crews clear Priority 2 routes from curb to curb as efficiently and safely as possible. Snow clearing operations are ongoing. Parked cars must be moved from snow routes when a parking ban is called. Vehicles that remain parked on these roads during the ban are subject to enforcement, up to an including a parking ticket and tow.
Vehicles can continue to park in the ParkPlus system zones during the day (from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.) Monday to Saturday during a Snow Event. For more information on snow route parking bans, visit Calgary.ca/snow and click more information under the snow route banner.
Roads continues tackling the snow
Roads crews are working around the clock maintaining Calgary’s roads to keep Calgarians on the move.
“Crews have been working around the clock since the snow started falling late Friday,” says John Bolger, acting Roads Maintenance Manager. “With more snow anticipated later tonight, the parking ban will help us get a head start on bus routes and connector roads.”
Snow route parking bans support snow plowing operations by removing parked vehicles from the streets, and allowing crews to clear snow from Calgary roads more efficiently. “Our goal is always to keep the largest amount of Calgarians moving safely as quickly as possible,” added Bolger.
For snow route maps and more information, visit Calgary.ca/snow.
The City of Calgary would like to thank Calgarians for their cooperation during snow route parking bans.
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