WINNIPEG – The heavy plowing equipment is being rolled out Tuesday night to clear snow off the main roads, collector streets and bus routes.
As a result, the City has put in place a Declared Snow Route Parking Ban from midnight until 7:00 a.m.
The ban extends the Annual Snow Route Parking Ban by two hours, prohibiting parking on any designated snow route during the seven hour period.
Vehicles parked in violation of the Declared Snow Route Parking Ban may receive a $100 ticket ($50 if paid early), and may be towed.
Winnipeg’s public works spokesman Ken Allen tells 680 CJOB they’re still determining if a residential plow will be necessary.
“Right now we’re going to work really hard… on [the] priority one and priority two network and try to get those cleared up.” says Allen. “With the high winds, the drifting in the curb lanes has really taken its toll on some of those main routes.”
Graders and front-end loaders will join the snow clearing operation along with plows and sanders.
Crews are also focused on sidewalks on main routes and bike paths adjacent to main routes.
Back lane clearing will start Wednesday morning at 7:00 a.m.
“Crews are continuing with the major snow hauling operation on main routes to improve snow storage capacity on the boulevard, as well as with high-pile relocation to improve sightlines at intersections,” the city said in a statement.