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City of Barrie to close downtown parking for snow-removal operations Family Day weekend

Police say any vehicles parked at meters downtown after 6 p.m., on Sunday or Monday will be ticketed and towed.
Police say any vehicles parked at meters downtown after 6 p.m., on Sunday or Monday will be ticketed and towed. AP Photo/Jonathan Drew

The City of Barrie will be performing snow-removal operations this long weekend.

According to a news release issued by the city, the snow removal will begin at 10 p.m., on Sunday, Feb. 17, and continue on Monday, Feb. 18.

The City says any vehicles that are not removed from metered parking spots by 6 p.m. on Sunday and Monday will be ticketed and towed.

“Snow lift operations in the downtown area are an essential part of the City’s efforts to keep the streets clear and passable for residents, as well as emergency vehicles,” the release reads.

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According to the city, overnight on Sunday, the following roads will be cleared until 7:30 a.m.:

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  • Bayfield Street from Sophia Street to Simcoe Street
  • Clapperton Street from McDonald Street to Dunlop Street East
  • Owen Street from McDonald Street to Dunlop Street East
  • Mulcaster Street from Codrington Street to Simcoe Street
  • Poyntz Street from Collier Street to Dunlop Street East
  • Codrington Street from McDonald Street to Mulcaster Street
  • McDonald Street from Sophia Street East to Mulcaster Street
  • Worsley Street from Bayfield Street to Mulcaster Street
  • Collier Street from Bayfield Street to Sampson Street
  • Dunlop Street East from Bayfield Street to Poyntz Street
  • Chase McEachern Way from Bayfield Street to Meridian Place
  • Simcoe Street from Bayfield Street to Mulcaster Street

Overnight on Monday, Feb. 18, the following roads will be cleared until 7:30 a.m.:

  • Ross Street from Wellington Street West to Bayfield Street
  • Park Street between Parkside Drive to Toronto Street
  • Dunlop Street West from Eccles Street South to Bayfield Street
  • Simcoe Street from Bradford Street to Bayfield Street
  • High Street from Park Street to Dunlop Street West
  • Bradford Street from Dunlop Street West to Simcoe Street
  • Toronto Street from Ross Street to Simcoe Street
  • Mary Street from Ross Street to Simcoe Street
  • Maple Avenue from Ross Street to Simcoe Street

According to the release, the snow-removal operation will involve rolling road closures, which will be co-ordinated by Barrie police and city staff.