Motorists urged to park elsewhere when a residential street is scheduled for snow clearing; citizens encouraged to "Know Your Zone"
Winnipeg, MB - Plowing of residential streets will begin Wednesday evening to improve the overall condition of residential streets. As a result, a Residential Parking Ban has been declared and will be in effect starting Wednesday, December 28, at 7:00 p.m.
Citizens are urged to confirm their snow zone letter in order to determine when their residential street is scheduled for clearing. You can find your snow zone with the Address Lookup Tool, by contacting 311 or by using the Know Your Zone app. Citizens are encouraged to find out their snow zone letter well in advance of the start of the residential plow and to make alternate parking arrangements if they park on the street.
The Know Your Zone app will show the complete residential street clearing schedule as of 7:00 a.m., Wednesday morning. Zone notifications will be pushed out through the app beginning Tuesday evening.
Starting at 7:00 p.m., on Wednesday, December 28, residents of snow zones D, G, H, P, R, and V will need to move their vehicles as plowing will be underway in those zones until 7:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 29. Please refer to the entire schedule below for details about when snow zones will be cleared this week or visit knowyourzone.winnipeg.ca.
Please note that the Declared Snow Route Parking Ban, which extends the Snow Route Parking Ban by two hours (midnight until 7:00 a.m.) is in effect on streets designated as snow routes.
RESIDENTIAL PARKING BAN SCHEDULE
Wednesday, December 28 from 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. Thursday, December 29
D, G, H, P, R, V
Thursday, December 29 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
C, F, I, K, N, S, U
Thursday, December 29 from 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. Friday, December 30
B, J, L, M, O, Q, T
Friday, December 30 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday, December 30 from 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. Saturday, December 31
Avoid a ticket and tow
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.
Vehicles parked in violation of the Residential Parking Ban may receive a $150 ticket ($75 if paid early), and may be towed to a nearby street that is not scheduled to be plowed, or has already been cleared. If you believe your vehicle may have been towed due to the Residential Parking Ban, please contact 311 for assistance in locating it.
Think safety this winter - Stay Back, Stay Safe
Approximately 400 - 450 pieces of heavy equipment will be used for this snow clearing operation so motorists are reminded to drive to winter road conditions at all times and to use extreme caution when driving near any plowing or sanding equipment.
Download the official City of Winnipeg Know Your Zone mobile app
The City of Winnipeg's "Know Your Zone" app is now 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 knowyourzone.winnipeg.ca or contact 311, open 24 hours every day, by phone at 311 or by email at email@example.com.
Background information: Residential Parking Ban
A Residential Parking Ban is called to facilitate the City’s snow clearing response to an extreme snowfall. All residential streets are assigned a snow zone; each snow zone is identified by a letter of the alphabet. Zones are plowed in 12-hour shifts, around-the-clock. Parking is only prohibited on residential streets during the 12-hour period when a zone is scheduled for clearing.
In 2011, City Council approved changes to improve Winnipeg’s winter parking bans including the Residential Parking Ban. Plowing zones in 12-hour shifts decreases the amount of time motorists cannot park on a particular street and also facilitates more efficient and effective snow clearing.