Well, it looks like we might have our first significant snowfall of the year tonight and tomorrow morning, which means that the City will likely declare Calgary’s first “snow event,” and the snow-route parking bans will come into effect.
I thought it might be useful to provide everyone a quick reminder of how this process will work, but first I also wanted to let you know that you can sign up for email alerts at Calgary.ca/snow. You can also find out if a snow event has been declared by calling 311 or tuning in to local news broadcasts.
Here is a quick recap of what a “snow event” means for you:
- When a snowfall of 5cm or more is forecast, the city will declare and publicize a “snow event”
- Parking will be banned along snow routes for 72 hours after the snow the stops falling – even if your street has already been plowed.
- You can determine if you live on a snow route by:
- Consulting the interactive map available here on the city’s website.
- Calling 311
- Looking for signage which is posted at the entry points for all snow routes.
- It is expected that these parking bans will allow crews to clear priority 1 and 2 routes 30% faster than in previous years, allowing residential snow control efforts to proceed in a more timely fashion.
I hope that this information is helpful, and I thank everyone in advance for their cooperation as we roll out this new system for delivering faster and more efficient snow control.