The City of Edmonton announced this weekend that the seasonal parking ban is now in effect.
Vehicles parked on seasonal parking ban routes or bus routes will be ticketed and towed at the owner’s expense, with $100 tickets being issued for parking on restricted routes.
According to the city, bans can be declared with just eight hours’ notice and are in effect until the city announces that it has been lifted.
“To help crews clear the roads to a safe driving surface, we’re declaring a seasonal parking ban which will enable us to bring in additional contractors to help clear the roads,” said Andrew Grant, General Supervisor of Infrastructure Field Operations, Parks and Roads Services.
“We’re asking Edmontonians to keep the freeways, arterials, collector and bus routes clear so that crews can complete their work efficiently and with minimal obstruction.”
Seasonal parking ban routes are clearly marked, and crews will be working 24 hours a day until roads are clear.
This seasonal parking ban is not the same as the residential parking ban pilot in Gold Bar and Silver Berry, and residents in those communities are not required to move their vehicles unless they live on a seasonal parking ban route.
Over the weekend, Edmonton saw roughly 15 cm of snow throughout the city.
With freezing rain and flurries in this week’s forecast, motorists are advised to give clearing crews room to work — and to keep cars off the seasonal parking ban routes to avoid a hefty fine.
More information is available on the City of Edmonton’s website.