Snow route parking ban to be lifted at 6 a.m. on Friday, October 5

Calgary―Thanks to warmer weather and hard work by our crews, the snow clearing on Calgary’s snow routes is nearly complete. As a result, the snow route parking ban will be lifted at 6 a.m. on Friday, October 5. This means the ban will be lifted 28 hours earlier than previously anticipated.

The Snow Route Parking Ban went into effect at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3. Between then and 9 a.m. today (Thursday, Oct. 4), Calgary Parking Authority has issued 1,356 tickets for non-compliance.

“We want to thank Calgarians who are keeping their vehicles off of snow routes during the parking ban, which is helping snow clearing crews complete their important work,” says Joan Hay, Manager of Enforcement with Calgary Parking Authority.

These parking restrictions have helped us remove the snow from major traffic routes more effectively. Crews can now start clearing priority 3 routes which include playground zones, designated hills, on/off-ramps and turn lanes. 

"This benefits all Calgarians and helps make travel safer for everyone during the winter months," says Bill Biensch, Roads Maintenance Manager. "The City would also like to thank the out-of-town crews from Edmonton, Red Deer, Medicine Hat and Okotoks for assisting with our snow clearing efforts this week following the record-breaking snowfall on Tuesday."

Please be aware that another parking ban may be issued in the event of significant snow accumulation across Calgary. Stay up-to-date this season on

The City thanks Calgarians for their cooperation during this snow route parking ban.

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