CALGARY (660 NEWS) – A 72-hour snow route parking ban, the first of this year, will start on Monday at noon in Calgary.
Chris McGeachy, spokesperson with the City of Calgary roads department, said this ban will help with more than just the large amount of snow we have had this weekend.
“We’ve also had snow events during this cold spell and we really haven’t had the ability to have the effect with our materials, our chlorides, its just been too cold,” he said.
The ban will help crews clear Priority 2 routes as efficiently and safely as possible.
“We recommend people park on an adjacent street that’s not a snow route, (Calgary Parking Authority) CPA does offer overnight parking on their surface lots,” he said. “Those who have accessible spots and live on a snow route, they are exempt.”
While there are these exceptions, he says vehicles parked on snow routes must be moved for the duration of the ban or they will be towed and or ticketed.
“$75, if the fine is paid within 10 days, it’s reduced to $40 and $50 if paid within 30 days,” he said. “If a vehicle is towed the owner must actually pay the tow charge and all impound fees.”