Watch above: The storm has ended, but now Edmontonians must deal with the aftermath. Shallima Maharaj has the details.
EDMONTON — A seasonal parking ban that has been in place since late Friday night has been extended into Monday.
The ban came into effect at 11 p.m. Friday. Any vehicles still parked on designated parking ban routes may be ticketed and towed.
“Due to the amount of snowfall over the last few days, we need to dedicate our efforts on the collector/bus routes so that the driving lanes stay clear,” Bob Dunford, Director of Roadway Maintenance, said Friday. “We ask that residents along these routes find alternative parking to help us get the roads cleaned as quickly and efficiently as possible.”
The city says the seasonal parking ban will not impact residential blading, which starts at 12:01 a.m. on Monday and continues until Friday night.
Residential blading runs on a fixed-day schedule this year, meaning if your street is bladed on a Tuesday during the first cycle, it will always be bladed on a Tuesday.
To find out which day crews will be in your neighbourhood, visit the City of Edmonton’s website.
The city also wants to remind residents in West Jasper Place, Crestwood, Henderson Estates and Haddow that their neighbourhoods are part of the one-side parking ban pilot project. Enforcement of that targeted ban will begin Sunday, the city urged.
A call was put out to contractors to help clear roads overnight and into Friday afternoon and 159 responded, which is the most in five years, the city said.
“We’ve plowed some roads multiple times of course, but the snow keeps coming down. So, like I said, the focus is on maintaining mobility. The goal is to get everybody home.”
Strathcona County is also under a parking ban, which came into effect Saturday.
*Editor’s note: This story was originally published on Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. It has been updated several times since, with the most recent update at 1:32 p.m. Sunday.