Winter overnight parking ban on Kitchener streets begins Dec. 1 – Kitchener

Kitchener residents should be aware that with the winter season approaching, they will need to prepare for their parking space move.

As of December 1, there will be no night parking on the streets of Kitchener, although residents can apply for up to five exemptions per license plate on the city’s website.

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This means that from 2:30 a.m. to 6:00 a.m., no cars may be parked on the streets of the city without exception.
However, when a snow event is declared, don’t keep the exceptions from being tagged and towed.

The city will declare a snow event when there is significant snowfall in the forecast so that crews can safely and efficiently clear the snow from the roads.

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Leaving your car on the road could get you a $ 80 ticket, and if the plows can’t reach the road, a tow truck could remove your vehicle.

As the city wants to clear 550 km of streets in 24 hours, it urges residents to put their rubbish and recycling in the driveway.

The city works the roads in priority, with the main thoroughfares going first, followed by the main trunk roads and the Grand River Transit routes before attacking the snowfall on residential streets.

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Homeowners should be aware that they must clear snow and ice from sidewalks within 24 hours of the snowfall having stopped.

There are statutory officers to check that this is being done and, if not, a warning is issued. An officer will return 24 hours later for a second inspection, which could lead to enforcement action.

Residents can also pick up free sand for icy sidewalks and sidewalks at select locations in Kitchener.

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