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Snow route ban lifted, hundreds of tickets issued
Residents who park on snow routes are required to move their vehicles during a snow event or will face a $75 fine and possible towing.
Published Monday, November 12, 2012 6:27AM MST
Last Updated Monday, November 12, 2012 10:25AM MST
Hundreds of tickets have already been handed out but the City of Calgary has officially ended the snow route parking ban less than 24 hours after it was issued.
City officials declared the snow event over at just before 8 a.m. on Monday.
Declaring a snow event in turn enacts the city’s snow route parking ban which requires anyone parked on a snow route to move their vehicles until 72 hours has elapsed or the ban has been officially lifted.
The ban allows crews to clear the entire road of snow.
The parking ban was originally announced on Friday, giving residents who park on snow routes over 24 hours to acknowledge the ban which came into effect at 1 p.m. on Sunday.
In the first three hours, the city says they ticketed more than 50 vehicles.
Snow Routes are designated by blue signs with a white snowflake icon. The routes consist of major roadways, collector roads and bus routes.
If your vehicle is left on a snow route, you could face a $75 fine and your car could be towed.
For further information on the snow route parking ban, click here.