THUNDER BAY – Storm Update – The City of Thunder Bay reports, “Calendar Parking Regulations come into effect on Monday, Nov. 26, but residents are requested to adhere to calendar parking restrictions beginning today to assist with snow clearing efforts”.
“Based on the snowfall overnight, we must now begin to enforce winter parking restrictions,” said James Coady, Manager Parking Authority.
City Roads staff and equipment have been working since 2AM this morning clearing arterial roads, collector lanes and streets. At 9AM this morning, they moved into residential areas. Clearing in residential areas will take approximately three days to complete. On Saturday, crews will be out again at 2AM to clean up the arterial and collector street network and will continue to address residential streets that have not yet been plowed.
Garbage collection in Area 4 is proceeding as scheduled but may be delayed due to road conditions. Recycling collection in area 4 Zone 2 is being affected by winter conditions. If the Recool trucks are unable to collect recycling on your street, please put it out at the curb on your next recycling collection day. There is no bag limit on recycling.
Calendar Parking enforcement applies to Priority Routes, marked by signs in hospital, school zones, transit routes, downtown cores and emergency routes from 2 am until 7 am. Restrictions will also be in effect for streets subject to Calendar Parking restrictions from 9 am until 5 pm. The restrictions are necessary to allow for quick and effective winter road maintenance.
Under the By-law, the start and end dates of Calendar Parking are based on weather conditions in November and March. Unless waived by the Parking Authority in consultation with the General Manager of Infrastructure & Operations, parking restrictions will be enforced until March 31.
Motorists are asked to take special care to follow calendar parking signs and priority route restriction signs.