Snow event and parking ban extended additional 24 hours

Posted On Monday January 17, 2022

The snow event and parking ban declared by the City of Waterloo on Sunday, January 16 has been extended an additional 24 hours until midnight on Wednesday, January 19, 2022.

Residents are asked to keep cars off the streets or risk being ticketed and towed. Removing cars from streets will facilitate safe snow removal as the crews work their way through the city. Overnight parking exemptions will not be permitted. Patience is appreciated as crews work to clear main roads before moving on to residential streets.

Residents are encouraged to subscribe to the city’s service alert news feed or follow the city on Twitter or Facebook to determine if a parking ban is still in effect. If individuals suspect their car has been towed through this program, they should call the Waterloo Regional Police dispatch number at 519-570-9777 to find out where their car is located.

Clearing sidewalks and trails

Staff will prioritize snow clearing operations on our most heavily used primary city maintained sidewalks and trails, which may require multiple passes during continuous snowfalls before crews can move into our less used routes. As a reminder, please do not deposit snow from private properties onto sidewalks/trails and roadways as this can be very dangerous for pedestrians and drivers. Please use sidewalks, trails and bike lanes with caution and expect that conditions can change quickly.

In addition to keeping cars off the street during a snow event, the city is also asking residents to clear snow and ice from sidewalks at the front and side of homes and businesses within 24 hours after the end of a snow event. Although it’s the law, it’s also the neighbourly thing to do. Snow or ice-covered sidewalks can be treacherous for all residents, especially those who already have mobility restrictions.

For more information about the city’s snow clearing priorities for roads and sidewalks and some tips for driving/parking when plows are active, visit waterloo.ca/snow. To report unshovelled sidewalks 24 hours after the end of a snow event, residents in Waterloo can register a complaint online at mypermits.waterloo.ca or call 519-747-6280 to dispatch an officer.

 

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For more information please contact: 

Cari Van Niekerk
Manager, Corporate Communications
cari.vanniekerk@waterloo.ca