(CHATHAM, ON) – Weather forecasts are indicating heavy snowfall with accumulation of up to 29cm by the end of the weekend. The Municipality of Chatham-Kent 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 started at 10am this morning and will continue until 10am on Monday, February 12.
“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 Miguel Pelletier, Director of Public Works. “We recognize that this is an inconvenience for the public. However, 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 The order will be rescinded as soon as road conditions warrant it to limit the inconvenience to residents.”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’s traffic and parking by-law 245-2004, sections 218.02 and 218.03.