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Citywide residential parking ban for Edmonton starts at midnight, city says

Monday, November 29th 2021, 1:56 pm - No parking on the road in front of your house, city says on website

For the first time, the City of Edmonton will implement a Phase 2 citywide parking ban, directly impacting residents where they live.

The ban, which goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, prohibits drivers from parking on any residential roads or alleys until they have been cleared of snow and ice. The same rule applies to roads in industrial areas.

Drivers are advised to watch for signage at entrances to their communities or visit the city's online map to see when their residential roads will be scheduled for clearing.

When signage is present, or your road is listed as "In Progress" on the interactive map, crews will arrive in the area within 72 hours, and vehicles must be removed from the road.

The ban is expected to last seven to nine days but is expected to affect individual communities for about 72 hours at a time, the city said in a news release.

When signage is present, or your road is listed as "In Progress" on the interactive map, crews will arrive in the area within 72 hours, and vehicles must be removed from the road.

CBC: Cars parked on an Edmonton street after heavy snow this month. Edmonton's first citywide residential parking ban goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday. (Jamie McCannel/CBC) Cars parked on an Edmonton street after heavy snow this month. Edmonton's first citywide residential parking ban goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday. (Jamie McCannel/CBC)


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The ban is expected to last seven to nine days but is expected to affect individual communities for about 72 hours at a time, the city said in a news release.

"You do not have to wait for the city to end the ban before parking on a cleared road," the city says on its website.

Crews will use a sand/chip mix in intersections once the area has been bladed, and will remove windrows from driveways and pedestrian crossings.

During the parking ban, drivers can park on a neighbour's property with permission, on any road cleared during Phase 1 where parking is allowed normally, and in alternative parking locations provided by the city.

Alternative parking locations include select city facilities, parks and Edmonton Public Library locations with excess parking whose use does not impact daily operations.

A full list of current locations can be found on the snow clearing map at edmonton.ca/safetravels.

The Phase 2 ban follows a Phase 1 parking ban that ended Nov. 20 after heavy snowfall earlier in the month.

The Phase 1 ban, implemented on Nov. 16, allowed crews to clear snow and ice from major roads, core business areas and bus routes.

At the time, the city said it did not anticipate calling a Phase 2 ban.

This article was originally published for CBC News.

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