Snow route parking ban starts on Sunday in Calgary

A snow route parking ban will go into effect Sunday at 10 a.m. Global News / Tim Lee

The City of Calgary has announced a snow route parking ban will go into effect on March 4 at 10:00 a.m.

Officials say the ban will help crews clear Priority 2 routes as efficiently possible. The ban is expected to be in effect for 72 hours, or until lifted by the City.

“Starting from Thursday night we did see significant accumulations. We’ve had roughly 60 centimetres of snow since the start of February and 20 centimetres plus of that has fallen since Thursday night,” City of Calgary Roads spokesman Chris McGeachy said on Saturday. “It’s been a very tough winter but our crews are out there doing the best they can.”

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Vehicles parked on snow routes must be moved while the ban in effect. Vehicles that remain parked on these routes during the ban are could get up being ticketed or towed.

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“Crews have been working around the clock since the snow started falling on Thursday night,” said Bill Biensch, Roads Maintenance Manager.

“With significant accumulations of snow, the parking ban will help us get a head start on bus routes and connector roads.”

This is the third time this year that a snow route parking ban has been advised in Calgary.

For more information on the parking bans or to see the snow route maps, visit



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