The City of Edmonton has announced that its seasonal parking ban will take effect tomorrow.
Starting Wednesday, January 22 at 12:01 am, all vehicles are expected to be removed from parking ban routes or they will be ticketed and towed at the owner’s expense, with $100 tickets being issued for parking on restricted routes.
“Last week’s extreme cold weather resulted in the formation of substantial snowpack on major roadways across the city,” said Andrew Grant, General Supervisor of Infrastructure Field Operations, Parks and Roads Services.
Throughout last week’s deep freeze, city crews applied sand to Edmonton’s roads around the clock to improve traction.
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“With the warmer temperatures that allow for more efficient removal of the snowpack, we’ll be using all available equipment to help clear the arterial and collector roads to a safer driving surface.”
According to the city, bans can be declared with just eight hours’ notice and are in effect until the city announces they have been lifted.
Seasonal parking ban routes are clearly marked, and the city says that crews and equipment will be working 24 hours a day until the roads are cleared.
Motorists are advised to drive to conditions and maintain a safe following distance between vehicles. Give snow and ice clearing crews room as they work to get the roads cleared.