Parking ban beginning 11:59 p.m., Feb. 11, 2019

Posted On Monday February 11, 2019

With the impending storm, the City of Waterloo has declared a snow event and an overnight parking ban is in effect beginning at 11:59 p.m. tonight, Feb. 11, 2019.

Residents must remove cars from streets by midnight tonight or risk being ticketed and towed. The parking ban will remain in effect for 48 hours until 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. Information will be posted in advance of midnight, Wednesday as to whether the city will cancel the snow event and parking ban or extend it, weather dependent. Removing cars from streets will facilitate safe and quick snow removal. Overnight parking exemptions will not be permitted. 

Under the city’s traffic and parking bylaw, parking is prohibited on all streets at any time a snow event is declared until it is cancelled. Snow events are declared when the city anticipates a significant amount of snow to accumulate. A typical  snow event declaration will be announced earlier in the day of the event and effective from 11:59 p.m. of that day for a full 24 or 48 hours or until the snow event has been cancelled.  

More information on snow removal efforts can be found at waterloo.ca/snow. Residents are encouraged to subscribe to the service alert news feed or follow the city on Twitter or Facebook to determine if a parking ban has been declared. 

Helpful winter/snow tips

  • Please be patient and give the snow plows room as you drive near them.
  • As per the city’s by-law, please do not shovel the snow from your driveway onto the road. This can create unsafe driving conditions.
  • Please clear snow from around hydrants on your property to assist with a faster response time in case of emergency.
  • Ensure that intake and exhaust vents for your furnace are clear of snow to reduce carbon monoxide build-up.

Media contact:
Janice Works
Manager, Communications
519-747-8731
janice.works@waterloo.ca