Alberta Mirror

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Townwide parking prohibition as the first storm of season strikes Edmonton

Key takeaways: 

  • Between 10 to 25 centimetres of snow are anticipated to be collected in the capital province. 
  • Town roads were smooth Tuesday as a major winter storm swept between Alberta. 

Citywide parking ban in the whole of Edmonton: 

Edmonton will declare a townwide parking ban Tuesday night after the town got a freezing first taste of winter.  

The parking prohibition will come into result at 7 pm and be in position for about 48 hours, the town stated in a statement Tuesday. 

The Phase 1 ban grants the town to evacuate major roads, streets in the town’s 13 core business zones and bus routes, successfully any road bearing the seasonal no parking indications. It does not impact parking in residential zones.

Andrew Gran, the town’s general supervisor of infrastructure operations, will provide more information about the townwide parking prohibition on Tuesday morning press conference. 

The parking ban was declared as many Edmontonians contend with a white-knuckled commute on smooth, snow-covered roads. 

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The town first snowfall of the season began Monday as a strong winter storm blew over the Prairies, bringing hefty snow, biting downpours and strong winds to Alberta. 

The 511 Alberta map shows poor driving situations in Edmonton, with ice and snow-covered roads resulting in congestion and fender-benders.

As of Tuesday morning, the Edmonton territory remained under a snowfall alert. 

A semi-truck was bodkin over various roads of Anthony Henday Drive Tuesday, helping cops to divert traffic, but all lanes of the major commuter route were open again by 11 am. 

“Motorists are reminded to drive with care as visibility is low in some areas of the city and roadways are very icy,” police said.¬†Source – cbc.ca

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