Weather Forecasts are indicating heavy snowfall with accumulation of up to 29 cm of snow by the end of the weekend. 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 10 am tomorrow, February 9 and will continue to 10 am on Monday, February 12, 2018.
“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,” advised 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 The order will be rescinded as soon as road conditions warrant it to limit the inconvenience to residents.”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 (traffic and parking) by-law 245-2004, section 218.02 and 218.03.
Chatham-Kent’s Snow Plow Tracker and Frequently Asked Questions for winter control can be found on the municipal website at www.chatham-kent.ca.