Parking will be prohibited on snow routes between 2 a.m. and 7 a.m.
The City of Winnipeg’s Annual Snow Route Parking Ban takes effect 2 a.m. on Wednesday, December 1, 2021. Motorists are reminded not to park on snow routes between 2 a.m. and 7 a.m. until the ban lifts Monday, February 28, 2022.
Snow routes are a top priority for snow clearing and ice control to ensure that emergency vehicles can navigate quickly and safely around the city. It is important vehicles are not parked on snow routes overnight to enable rapid and efficient snow clearing and ice control of these critical routes.
Enforcement of winter parking bans
In addition to the Annual Snow Route Parking Ban, the City may declare an Extended Snow Route Parking Ban, Residential Parking Ban, Snow Emergency Parking Ban, or restrict parking on select streets to facilitate snow clearing operations. In these instances, vehicles parked in violation may receive a ticket and may be towed to the towing company’s compound.
To ensure greater city-wide parking enforcement coverage, improve motorist compliance with winter parking bans, and improve our overall snow clearing, Automated License Plate Recognition (ALPR) technology is being used to identify vehicles parked in violation of the Annual Snow Route Parking Ban and the Residential Parking Bans. Those parked in violation will receive tickets in the mail, rather than on the windshield of their vehicle.
Enforcement with ALPR will start in December for Residential Parking Bans and on January 1, 2022 for the Annual Snow Route Parking Ban.
How to stay informed on snow clearing operations
Residents can download the Know Your Zone mobile app free at the Apple App Store and Google Play App Store. Save your favourite addresses to get information on parking bans and receive notifications ahead of snow clearing operations.
Residents can access an interactive snow clearing map to check on the progress during major plowing operations and during residential plowing operations. During a major plowing operation, search an address and view the percentage completed by geographic area for main routes (Priority 1 or P1), and bus routes and collector streets (Priority 2 or P2), as well as for sidewalks and pathways. During a residential plowing operation, search an address and view the percentage completed by snow zone for residential streets (Priority 3 or P3). Residents can also view street priority, active transportation route priority, and sidewalk priority on searchable maps.
If the snow clearing status map displays that an area has been completed, but a street, sidewalk, or pathway was missed, residents can report the location using 311’s quick and convenient snow removal request form. Residents can also request sanding on slippery roads, sidewalks, and pathways by reporting a location using the sanding request form.
For comprehensive information and resources on the City’s snow clearing and ice control operations, including more information on winter parking bans and enforcement, see: winnipeg.ca/snow.