Calgary’s snow route parking ban to end at 5 p.m. Wednesday

The city issued 1,898 parking tickets for vehicles which were not moved

City of Calgary snow clearing crews. CITY OF CALGARY

Drivers who live on one of the city’s designated snow routes are free to park their cars again as of 5 p.m. on Wednesday.

The city says they’ve cleared all Priority 2 streets, despite a bit of snow overnight. The work was done 24 hours ahead of schedule, according to road maintenance manager Bill Biensch.

Snow route parking bans typically last for 72 hours, unless the city ends them sooner.

As of 12 p.m. Wednesday, the Calgary Parking Authority said they had issued a total of 1,898 tickets.

According to the city, that was fewer tickets than they normally issue during a snow ban.

“Our goal is 100 per cent compliance with every parking ban,” says CPA enforcement coordinator Ben Pisch. “Our fines increased this year to $120 and the numbers show this was an incentive to move vehicles off the street.”

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