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Blowing snow advisory lifted, parking ban for Winnipeg

Last Updated Jan 8, 2019 at 10:51 am CDT

Summary

City clearing major routes; parking bans in effect


Transit, airport experiencing delays


Some schools closed, some school bus routes cancelled


WINNIPEG (CITYNEWS) – Winnipeg is in for a blustery couple of days with a dump of snow falling overnight and more on the way.

A parking ban has been implemented after up to 15 centimetres of snow fell in some spots overnight Sunday into Monday. More fell during the day Monday and there’s a further chance of snow today.

The city has deployed 200 spreaders and plows to clear the snow.

WATCH: The City of Winnipeg provides an updated on conditions, parking ban

City officials say the equipment will be focused on main routes and bus routes as well as collector streets, bike lanes, sidewalks, and what the city calls “active transportation paths”. Crews started salting roadways after they’ve been cleared.

As a result of the snow road conditions are poor in some areas and transit is experiencing delays.

Some flights have been delayed in and out of YWG. The airport is reminding people to leave early if they are heading to YWG to catch a flight. You can check here to find out if your flight has been delayed.

 

PARKING BAN

A snow route parking ban has been called in Winnipeg, effective at midnight.

“The declared snow route parking ban extends the annual snow route parking ban by two hours, prohibiting parking on snow route between midnight and 7 a.m.,” said the city. This allows for crews to clear major thoroughfares. The ban will be in place until snow clearing in completed, according to the city, at which time the ban will be lifted.

Anyone parked along the snow route is at risk of being ticketed. Drivers could have to pay a fine of up to $100 and their vehicle could be towed and impounded.

A residential parking ban will begin on Wednesday to allow crews to plow side streets. This will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

“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,” reads a release from the city.

You can find out when your street is scheduled to be cleared here.

“Vehicles parked in violation of the Residential Parking Ban may receive a $150 ticket ($112.50 if paid early), and may be towed to a nearby street that is not scheduled to be plowed, or has already been cleared.”

-with files from Justin Slimm