Residential Snow Parking Ban Starts Friday, December 9

A residential parking ban has been declared.  Plowing of residential streets begins at 7 a.m. on Friday, December 9, 2016.

  • Residents should “Know Your Zone”.  Make alternate parking arrangements if you park on the street so as to avoid a ticket/tow.
  • REMINDER:  It’s important to “Know Your Zone” in other neighbourhoods too, i.e. where you work, friends’ homes, etc.


There are multiple ways to stay informed on winter parking bans:

  1. Subscribe for notifications:  The City offers free email and Twitter notifications when parking bans go into effect. To sign up, visit Parking Ban Notifications or contact 311 (open 24 hours every day) by phone at 311 or by email at
  2. See the City map:   City of Winnipeg 2016 to 2017 Snow Zones
  3. Enter any street address:   Enter an address on the Citizens’ Information Service to learn about bans on specific streets.
  4. Use the City’s Know Your Zone app:  The “Know Your Zone” app is available for free download at the Apple App Store and Google Play App Store:
  5. Watch, listen to, and read news coverage from local media


Starting on December 9, residents in the snow zones shown below will need to move their vehicles as plowing will be underway. Residents are urged to find an alternate place to park such as an off-street driveway or parking lot, or a nearby street that is not currently scheduled for plowing. This will help the plowing operation run smoothly and prevent you from being ticketed and towed.

Vehicles parked in violation of the Residential Parking Ban may receive a $150 ticket ($75 if paid early), and may be towed to a nearby street that is not scheduled to be plowed, or has already been cleared. If you believe your vehicle has been towed due to the Residential Parking Ban, contact 311 for assistance in locating it as the location of the vehicle will be GPS’d. You will need to provide your vehicle’s license number and description.

  • Zones A, F, I, M, P, Q, T, U – Friday, Dec 9 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Zones B, G, J, L, N, R, V – Friday, Dec 9 from 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. Saturday, Dec 10
  • Zones E, H, K, O,S – Saturday, Dec 10 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Zone D – Saturday, Dec 10 from 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. Sunday, Dec 11
  • Zone C – Sunday, Dec 11 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

For more information, please visit the City’s Public Works Department.


Approximately 400 to 450 pieces of heavy equipment will be used for this snow clearing operation so motorists are reminded to drive to winter road conditions at all times and to use extreme caution when driving near any plowing or sanding equipment.  You can be better prepared by following a few simple tips when you encounter snow clearing equipment:

  1. SLOW DOWN AND KEEP WELL BACK from snow clearing equipment.
    The recommended distance is a minimum of 15 metres (approximately 3 car lengths) to leave plenty of room for the equipment to work.
    When a sand spreader truck is applying salt or sand to the road surface, slow down and stay away from the spreader truck to prevent your vehicle from possibly being hit with salt or sand.
  3. BE VISIBLE and keep headlights on at all times when travelling.
    These machines may cause snow clouds that reduce visibility.
    Snow clearing equipment moves at much slower speeds than other vehicles, and operators also stop frequently to assess the areas they are clearing. Freshly ploughed streets can also be slippery until sand/salt trucks have applied the appropriate material.
  5. DO NOT PASS ON THE RIGHT hand side of the equipment.
    Often snow and debris are plowed to the right and pose a hazard to motorists.
  6. BE CAUTIOUS when approaching snow clearing equipment from behind.
    These machines often make several passes over the same area, which requires travelling in reverse. Vehicles travelling too close are at risk of damage or collision with the machinery.
    If you are unsure of what a piece of equipment is about to do, wait and make eye contact with the operator – they may finish the task, or if safe to do so, they may stop and wave you through before continuing their work.
    These machines often make several passes to clear a roadway.  If you drive through a windrow, you may risk getting stuck in the snow and ice, possibly damaging your vehicle, or you may scatter the snow, creating a hazard for other motorists.

For more information, visit Stay Back Stay Safe.