Parking ban on Edmonton’s arterial roads, bus routes to take effect 7 p.m. Tuesday, residential parking ban to follow

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The City of Edmonton has declared a citywide parking ban for the second time this winter after a major snowfall overnight into Tuesday.

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Vehicles will not be permitted to park on arterial and collector roads, bus routes and roads with no parking signs as of 7 p.m. Tuesday so they can be cleared by crews. This first phase of the parking ban is expected to last 48 hours and parking will be allowed once individual roads have been cleared.

Andrew Grant, the city’s general supervisor of infrastructure operations, announced the ban Tuesday morning after a walloping of snow fell on the city overnight. Edmonton remains under a snowfall warning with 10 to 20 centimetres expected, which is slated to taper off in the afternoon.

A motorist lost control of this vehicle on Whitemud Drive near 122 Street on Tuesday December 14, 2021. A heavy snowfall warning has been issued for region, with total amounts of 10 to 20 cm., creating havoc on city streets.
A motorist lost control of this vehicle on Whitemud Drive near 122 Street on Tuesday December 14, 2021. A heavy snowfall warning has been issued for region, with total amounts of 10 to 20 cm., creating havoc on city streets. Photo by Larry Wong /Postmedia

A second phase of the parking ban will follow and prohibit parking on residential streets. Residents will receive a minimum eight hours notice before the residential parking ban begins. During the city’s first major snowfall last month, a phase one parking ban was declared immediately with the second phase only called two weeks later.

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The second phase takes between seven to nine days but only impacts individual communities for about 72 hours. Signs are posted in the affected neighbourhoods to inform when crews will be in the area and vehicles are allowed back on the roads after they’ve been cleared.

For residents needing a place to park during this phase of the ban, the city has made 20 lots and 115 stalls accessible to the public at select city facilities, park and libraries. A full list of locations can be found here. On this map, residents can also track when crews are expected in their neighbourhoods and the clearing progress.

A pedestrian walks on a residential street in southwest Edmonton on Tuesday December 14, 2021. A heavy snowfall warning has been issued for region with total amounts of 10 to 20 cm. expected throughout the day.
A pedestrian walks on a residential street in southwest Edmonton on Tuesday December 14, 2021. A heavy snowfall warning has been issued for region with total amounts of 10 to 20 cm. expected throughout the day. Photo by Larry Wong /Postmedia

Downtown crash closes intersection

The Edmonton Police Service (EPS) is investigating a Tuesday morning crash involving a police service vehicle at 101 Street and 106 Avenue, said Cheryl Voordenhout, an EPS communications advisor. No injuries have been reported but the intersection was closed to east and westbound traffic for about an hour.

The intersection reopened just after 11 a.m.

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