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City issues parking ban as Ottawa sees around 15 cm of snow

The city says some of its vehicles may be able to access local neighbourhoods ahead of 10 p.m., so it is asking all residents who can, to remove their vehicles from the roadway. 
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Parking sign covered in snow on Richmond Road in Ottawa, February 27, 2020. Mike Vlasveld/ OttawaMatters.com

A winter weather parking ban is being put in place across Ottawa, as the city tends to snow-covered streets.

The City of Ottawa says, as of 4 p.m., Thursday, January 21, between eight and 13 cm of snow had already fallen on the city and it was anticipating up to three centimetres more before it tapers off. 

While the snow falling has been heavy at times, city crews say it is light snow. Ottawa's Roads and Parking team has been out clearing and treating roads throughout the day. 

Due to the continuous snow and accumulation, officials say a residential plow run is required, so city vehicles will be out in our residential communities overnight and into tomorrow morning, clearing snow, scraping away build-up and treating roads and sidewalks. 

Thursday night's parking ban starts at 10 p.m., and lasts until 10 a.m., Friday, January 22. 

All vehicles except those with on-street permits must be removed from the roadway or risk being ticketed or towed.

The city says some of its vehicles may be able to access local neighbourhoods ahead of 10 p.m., so it is asking all residents who can, to remove their vehicles from the roadway. 

Parking is available during a winter weather ban at certain city-owned and partner facilities which, are listed at Ottawa.ca.




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