Calgary, AB,

City of Calgary advises snow route parking ban to take effect 6 p.m. Monday, February 6


Sunday, February 5, 2017

For immediate release

City announces snow route parking ban

The City of Calgary is advising citizens that a snow route parking ban will go into effect on Monday, February 6 at 6 p.m. Due to significant accumulations of snow and high drifting across Calgary, the snow route parking ban is expected to be in effect for 72 hours, or until lifted by The City.

Roads Maintenance Manager Bill Biensch says the parking bans will help crews clear snow and ice off bus routes and connector roads more quickly. “With significant accumulations of snow anticipated for the rest of the day and tomorrow, the parking ban will help us get a head start on Priority 2 routes,” he says. “Our goal is always to keep the largest amount of Calgarians moving safely as quickly as possible.”

Snow route parking bans support snow plowing operations by removing parked vehicles from the streets, and allowing crews to clear snow from Priority 2 roads up to 30% faster.

How snow routes work

Calgarians who park on snow routes 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

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.

Vehicles can continue to park in ParkPlus zones (Business Revitalization Zones) during the day (from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.) during a Snow Event. For more information on snow route parking bans, visit and click “more information” under the snow route banner.

It is important to note that on-street accessible parking stalls are not included in the parking ban.

The City of Calgary would like to thank Calgarians for their cooperation during snow route parking bans.

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The City of Calgary, 3-1-1 Operations Centre

Phone: 3-1-1 or from outside the local calling area phone 403.268.CITY (2489)

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