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Well winter is here folks, and with this kind of snowfall it has made all our commutes painful. If we get a big enough snow fall the city will declare a snow route parking ban and begin plowing main roads completely of snow. I often get a lot of questions about this and why some streets get plowed vs. others. The city has Priority 1 and 2 routes. Main arteries, and bus routes will be cleaned first, followed by secondary routes in communities and pathways. The province maintains the ring road, and Deerfoot Trail. The city will not clear individual streets, and back alleys. As always, when a parking ban is put in place, failure to move your vehicle can get you a $120 ticket, and your car being towed which we all know what a frustrating experience that is.

The link is great for checking when a parking ban is called, and what is the ETA for your street to be cleared if you are on one of the assigned roads. Best rule of thumb, if a bus drives on your street – you are on a priority street.

I know many of us have amazing neighbours, but for health, or age could use a little help with their sidewalk – so I encourage you to be a Snow Angel and help when you can.




Sean Chu

Sean Chu arrived in Calgary from Taiwan in 1985 speaking not a word of English, and within 7 years he was a sworn officer with the Calgary Police Service. From that point on Sean worked with the Calgary Police Service as on Officer for 21 years in a number of roles until 2013.

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