Residential parking ban kicks into high gear this weekend

The city's residential parking ban took effect at 7 a.m. Saturday.
A Bobcat clears snow at the University of Winnipeg campus in downtown on Thursday morning. (Darren Bernhardt/CBC)

The city's residential parking ban is in effect. It started at 7 a.m. Saturday.

Any vehicles left on roads scheduled for clearing will get a $150 ticket ($75 if paid early) and could be towed to a nearby street that is not scheduled to be cleared, or that has already been cleared.

For residential streets, people are urged to find an alternate place to park. 

No warning notifications will be issued before a street is cleared, so people are advised to know their zone and when it is scheduled for crews.

The schedule is on the city's Know Your Zone website.

Twitter messages and emails to subscribers are also part of the city's notification system. 

The city said Saturday morning it has lifted the Declared Snow Route Parking Ban.

That ban is an extension of the Annual Snow Route Parking Ban, which is in effect daily from 2 a.m. to 7 a.m. until Saturday, March 1.