Parking ban Phase 1 (Major roads) takes effect Tuesday at 7 p.m.
The City of Edmonton has declared a parking ban, starting with Phase 1 (Major roads), on Tuesday, November 8, 2022 at 7 p.m. Phase 1 is expected to last for approximately 3-5 days, but may change depending on the amount of snowfall. The City will provide an update as crews finalize work.
“We’re a 24 hour-7 day a week operation, when it snows our crews are out working. Our crews have been out since the snow started falling,” said Val Dacyk, General Supervisor of Infrastructure Field Operations, Parks and Roads Services. ”Our priority is to clear the major roads so Edmontonians can move safely to their destinations.”
During Phase 1, crews clear arterial roads, collector roads, bus routes (roads marked with seasonal no parking signage), and roads within business improvement areas. Parking will be prohibited in these areas, however, people may continue to park on their residential streets. Edmontonians are reminded that parking is also allowed on roads as soon as they have been cleared, as long as parking is allowed there normally.
Vehicles parked on Phase 1 parking ban routes after 7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 8, may be ticketed and towed at the owner’s expense. If your vehicle is towed, it will be moved to the nearest cleared roadway and can be located by contacting 311. Crews and equipment will be working 24 hours a day until Phase 1 (Major roads) are clear.
Currently, there are no plans to call a Phase 2 (Residential & Industrial) parking ban once the Phase 1 (Major roads) parking ban has been completed, however we will continue to monitor the snow conditions.
Motorists are advised to drive to conditions and maintain a safe following distance between vehicles. Give snow and ice clearing crews room to work as they work to get the roads cleared.
Learn about how we prioritize roads and sign up for the new parking ban notification tool, that gives 24hr advance notice of when crews will be in your area at edmonton.ca/SafeTravels.