CORNWALL, Ontario – It’s that time of year, again.
With winter just around the corner the city is rolling out its winter parking restrictions.
The city has modified its overnight winter parking restrictions in order to provide more flexibility for motorists during the early portion of the winter season.
The changes to the restrictions are as follows:
• From Nov. 15 to Dec. 14
Parking on any roadway between the hours of 1 to 7 a.m. is prohibited ONLY on days when a snowfall of five centimetres or more is forecasted by Environment Canada.
During the early restriction period, residents are encouraged to keep an eye on the weather forecast and local media reports. When a parking restriction is in effect, it will be posted on the city website (www.Cornwall.ca) and shared via Twitter (@CityOfCornwall) and Facebook (search ‘City of Cornwall, Ontario’). Residents can also call (613) 932-5354 to confirm whether parking restrictions are in place.
In the lead-up to the new weather-based restriction period, city crews will be placing reminder notices on vehicle windshields that are parked on roadways throughout Cornwall.
• From Dec. 15 to March 31
Parking on any roadway between the hours of 1 to 7 a.m. is prohibited regardless of weather forecast.
“The winter parking restrictions are necessary in order to ensure snow clearing activities can be completed in a safe and effective manner,” said Enrique Kamm, transportation engineer.
The overnight winter parking restrictions are extended to 2 to 7 a.m. in the on-street parking areas and municipal parking lots in the Downtown and Le Village commercial areas.
The fine for violating the winter parking restriction is $25.
For additional information on parking regulations, violations and fines in the City, please visit the “transportation” section of the city website (www.Cornwall.ca).