Nearly 10,000 tickets given out so far due to city's street sweeping

Apr 11 2019, 2:06 am

Sunny skies don’t necessarily mean you’re in the clear, and many Calgarians had to learn that the hard way this week.

The city has already given out nearly 10,000 parking tickets during its annual street sweeping, seeing as many people are forgetting to move their cars and impacting the ability of city workers trying to get our streets clean.

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Over 250 vehicles have been towed so far, according to the City of Calgary, serving as another reminder to Calgarians to be on the lookout for street sweeping signs that indicate when and where residential streets will be swept.

A total of 9,827 tickets have been handed out throughout the city, and that’s just in the first two weeks of the 14-week street sweeping process.

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Calgary street sweeping signs (City of Calgary)

If your vehicle is towed, the city’s website states that you may also be on the hook for the towing and impound fees.

The street sweeping began on April 1 and is expected to go on until June.

To be sure you’re not going to be $120 in the hole, you can head over to the city’s website to see when and where the sweeping will occur, search your address to determine when your street will be cleaned, and even sign up for a text alert.

Residential road cleaning will continue to run seven days a week, while major roads will be swept four nights a week.

Remember to keep an eye out for street sweeping signs and to move your vehicle before the sweeping begins at 6 am to avoid being ticketed or towed.

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