City crews are ready-to-serve and prepared to deal with the snow that is in the forecast for Winnipeg this weekend and next week. To facilitate snow clearing on major routes, a Declared Snow Route Parking Ban will be in effect starting Sunday night into Monday morning (begins at midnight on Monday, March 5).
The Declared Snow Route Parking Ban prohibits parking on snow routes between midnight and 7 a.m.
Motorists are urged to drive to winter conditions and to use extreme caution when driving near any plowing and sanding equipment.
Avoid a ticket and tow
Vehicles parked in violation of the Declared Snow Route Parking Ban may receive a $100 ticket ($50 if paid early), and may be towed to the towing company’s compound. The Declared Snow Route Parking Ban will be in place until snow clearing is completed and the public will be notified when the ban is lifted.
Snow routes are clearly marked with signs like these:
Citizens are encouraged to check their streets for snow route signs, or if unsure, to call 311 or use the online Address Lookup Tool.
To find out if a Declared Snow Route Parking Ban is in place, check knowyourzone.winnipeg.ca or contact 311, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week by phone at 311, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information about winter parking bans and snow operations is available at winnipeg.ca/snow.
Download the official City of Winnipeg Know Your Zone mobile app
The City of Winnipeg's "Know Your Zone" app is available for free download at the Apple App Store and Google Play App Store. For more information about the app, please visit knowyourzone.winnipeg.ca/app
Sign-up for winter parking ban notifications
The City also offers free email and Twitter notifications which advise subscribers when additional parking bans go into effect. To sign up for notifications, visit winnipeg.ca/snow or contact 311.