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Winter Maintenance Zones relaxed

Last Updated Oct 13, 2017 at 4:10 pm MDT

Residents are reminded that Winter Maintenance Zones (WMZ) will be relaxed until winter maintenance is required, including on-street parking restrictions.

Once five centimeters of snow falls and accumulates on roads, WMZ will be activated and notifications will be given via the municipalities website and electronic street signage.

Some changes have been made to this year’s program to make winter maintenance activities more efficient.

The Monday and Tuesday zones have been grouped geographically for efficiency and stickers will be placed on the “No Parking” signs indicating if that WMZ has changed.

All of the zones have been divided into four subzones each. If a subzone is not expected to be serviced on its active day, the WMZ will be relaxed and you will be able to park on the street.

Residents should always expect the zone to be active on their scheduled date, in the event that not enough snow has accumulated on the ground, the zone will be relaxed.

“We are always seeking ways to improve on our service delivery to residents, and the changes made to this year’s program will help us to better communicate,” said Kelly Colbourne, Manager, Public Works & Transit Services. “I encourage all residents to view our updated maps and information so they will know their zones and subzones.”

Once WMZs are active, on-street parking will not be available for one day a week in each of the five zones from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. to facilitate snow plowing and other routine maintenance.

Crews will start to bring out equipment for training, testing, checking plowing routes and assessing safety hazards. Motorists are advised to follow road equipment from a safe stopping distance and to allow space for visibility

Find your WMZ and subzone online.