OTTAWA – As a record-breaking snowstorm bears down on the region, municipalities are advising motorists, if they park on the street, they better find a new spot tonight (Feb. 12)
Due to weather conditions, a winter overnight parking ban is in effect tonight between 1 a.m. and 7 a.m. across Ottawa. This overnight parking ban will remain in effect until the city announces it has been lifted.
During an overnight parking ban, residents are reminded that there is no parking on city streets so that crews can plow easily and effectively. Vehicles parked on the street during an overnight parking ban may be ticketed and towed. On-street parking permit holders are exempt from this restriction. Non permit holders can avoid fines by not parking on the street overnight.
During winter overnight parking bans, residents will have free access to covered city-owned parking garages. Visit ottawa.ca for more information about which city garages are free during winter overnight parking bans.
Carleton Place also has an overnight parking ban in effect.
Parking is prohibited on all town streets between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. to allow for snow clearing operations.
Vehicles parked in violation of the ban will be ticketed and towed to the Library Parking Lot on Beckwith Street.