Snow Event: Parking Ban

MEDIA RELEASE

For Immediate Release

February 16, 2021

From Public Works, Infrastructure & Engineering Services:

 

Snow Event: Parking Ban

Residents of Chatham-Kent are digging out from a significant overnight snowfall, and Public Works crews have been out around the clock working to keep roads, sidewalks and bike lanes clear.

With drifting snow and more accumulation expected this week, the Municipality has placed a 72-hour ban on the parking of vehicles on municipal streets and roads.  The ban starts at 2 pm today, February 16, 2021 and will continue to 2 pm on Friday, February 19, 2021.

“We are asking motorists to make every effort to move their vehicles off the streets so that the plows can clear the roads more effectively,” said Ryan Brown, Director of Public Works, “We recognize that this is an inconvenience, but there are no other options. Emergency vehicles, citizens and local businesses all depend on these streets being cleared as quickly as possible. The order will be rescinded as soon as road conditions warrant it to limit the inconvenience to residents.”

The parking ban has been declared under Chatham-Kent (traffic and parking) by-law 245-2004, section 218.02 and 218.03.

Residents are also being reminded that placing snow or ice on a roadway is a violation under the Highway Traffic Act.

“Please do not shovel, push, snow plow, or deposit snow onto the roadway, shoulders or sidewalks.  This hampers our operations, may cause snowy or slippery conditions for pedestrians or vehicles and delay our clean-up by requiring our equipment return to clear areas that were previously cleared. It also creates a hazard for other motorists, especially when winter conditions make visibility difficult.”

Chatham-Kent’s Snow Plow Tracker and Frequently Asked Questions for winter control can be found on the municipal website at www.chatham-kent.ca. Contact the Municipality by phone at 3-1-1 or by email at ck311@chatham-kent.ca for more information.

 

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For more information contact:

Ryan Brown

Director, Public Works

519-360-1998 x 3950

 

Media Contact:

Jim Blake

Communications Officer

Municipality of Chatham-Kent

519-360-1998 x 3624

jimbl@chatham-kent.ca