(CHATHAM-KENT, ON) – The Municipality of Chatham-Kent Public Works Department has declared a snow emergency. Weather Forecasts indicate heavy snowfall along with gusting winds will continue for the rest of today. The municipality has placed a 72-hour ban on the parking of vehicles on municipal streets and roads so that snow ploughs can clear away the snow more effectively. The ban starts at 12 noon today and continues until 12 noon on Monday.
“We are asking motorists to make every effort to move their vehicles off the streets so that the ploughs can clear the roads more effectively,” said General Manager of Infrastructure and Engineering Leo Denys. “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 parking ban has been declared under Chatham-Kent (traffic and parking) by-law 245-2004, section 218.02 and 218.03.