Snow means on-street parking in Burlington is forbidden

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Published March 22, 2024 at 4:12 pm

snow plow parking prohibited

All on-street parking has been cancelled across Burlington as work crews prepare to contend with a heavy snowfall.

The parking prohibition begins at 9 p.m. (March 22) and will be in effect until further notice.

The procedure follows what the City of Burlington terms a “snow event” that happens when accumulation is more than 7.5 cm, which is expected tonight.

By keeping parked vehicles off the streets it allows snow removal teams and equipment to operate more efficiently.

Those who park their cars on streets blocking snow removal could be faced with a $120 parking ticket or be towed, regardless of the actual snowfall amount.

All existing parking exemptions are also invalid during snow events.

All City facilities will remain open for their regular operating hours today and tomorrow. When Environment Canada has issued a weather alert, advisory or watch, permit holders may cancel or reschedule without penalty.

Here is what happens when it snows in Burlington:

  • Primary and secondary roads are addressed as soon as snow starts to accumulate.
  • Residential roads are cleared after snow reaches 7.5 cm of accumulation. Residential roads are not maintained to bare pavement but are sanded as required at intersections, hills and sharp curves to enhance traction.
  • All sidewalks are plowed after 5 cm of accumulation and salted or sanded as required.
  • Heavy snowfalls or successive storms can sometimes extend road clearing to longer than 24 hours.
  • The City is not responsible for clearing windrows left on driveways when the plow passes.

 

 

 

 

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