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Canada Snow route parking ban over; more than 2,000 tickets handed out

06:30  13 february  2018
06:30  13 february  2018 Source:   calgaryherald.com

A bit of snow for Montreal, bitterly cold in the rest of Quebec

  A bit of snow for Montreal, bitterly cold in the rest of Quebec A bit of snow for Montreal, bitterly cold in the rest of QuebecFor those playing the weather home game, Montreal streets are 100 per cent clear of ice and snow, according to the city’s snow-removal site.

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Calgary’s latest snow route parking ban has ended, 16 hours ahead of schedule.

The ban, which restricted parking along the city’s snow routes, began Saturday morning. Snow route parking bans can last up to 72 hours, meaning the latest one would have otherwise ended by Tuesday morning.

The Calgary Parking Authority issued 2,051 tickets in total for vehicles in violation of the ban, which officially ended Monday at 6 p.m.

A separate snow route parking ban last week, which lasted just under two full days, saw 2,945 tickets issued.

Designated snow routes are marked by blue signs with a white snowflake. The fine for violating the ban is $75. However, this falls to $40 if the ticket is paid within 10 days. It costs $50 if the ticket is paid within 30 days.

Expect more snow this weekend in Toronto and across southern Ontario

  Expect more snow this weekend in Toronto and across southern Ontario Expect more snow this weekend in Toronto and across southern OntarioBetween 5 cm and 10 cm of snow is expected to fall across southern Ontario and the Golden Horseshoe by Saturday’s end, according to a special weather statement from Environment Canada.

The purpose of such bans is to keep the city’s Priority 2 roads, which include key bus routes, clear of vehicles following major snowfalls as city crews plow the roads.

On Monday afternoon, 49 sanders and 24 graders were working on roadways, while 48 staff with 24 pieces of small equipment were working on pedestrian facilities such as steps, walks, and pedestrian overpasses, according to the city. Once crews were finished their work on the main routes on Tuesday, they would then move into the residential areas to knock-down ruts and lay down material to ensure all roads are passable.

More snow is expected to fall in Calgary later this week, as Environment Canada forecasts a 60 per cent chance of flurries late Tuesday evening and overnight. But a third straight parking ban was unlikely, according to a spokeswoman for the city’s roads department.

“It would have to be a significant snowfall for that to happen,” said spokeswoman Tara Norton-Merrin. “Right now, we don’t expect that.”

Wind and snow knocks out power to thousands across South Coast .
The storm which brought snow to Vancouver Island, the Sunshine Coast, the Fraser Valley and Metro Vancouver on Saturday knocked out power to 31,000 customers, B.C. Hydro says. The outages were reported late Saturday and crews were still working Sunday evening to restore power. As of 7 p.m. Sunday, nearly 6,000 customers remained without power. […]The storm which brought snow to Vancouver Island, the Sunshine Coast, the Fraser Valley and Metro Vancouver on Saturday knocked out power to 31,000 customers, B.C. Hydro says.

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