KATRINA OWENS The Standard
This just in from the City of Kawartha Lakes: overnight parking officially prohibited until spring.
An official report said, as winter weather approaches, the seasonal ban is being put into effect, going forward until April 30th, 2018.
“On-street parking is prohibited on city streets between 11:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m. Vehicles may be ticketed and/or towed regardless of snow clearing operations and weather conditions.”
According to the city, this ban also includes municipal parking lots, such as, libraries, community centres, city hall, etc.
Speaking of winter weather, the city said it wanted to remind residents and business owners what they’re responsible to keep clear.
“Snow and ice on sidewalks can impact the ability of people to get around safely, including pedestrians with, service animals, walkers, wheelchairs or strollers. Residents and business owners are required to clear the way around their property,” the release, from the City of Kawartha Lakes, said.
The ‘way around their property’ refers to sidewalks adjacent to their house or storefront.
“Do not push or blow snow from your property back onto the street, this is in violation of the Highway Traffic Act and it creates unsafe conditions,” said the City. “Where possible, pile snow on the right side of your driveway, as you face the street, so that cleared snow does not get moved back onto your driveway by the snow plow.”
Another resident/business owner responsibility, says the City of Kawartha Lakes, is to keep fire hydrants clear of ice and snow.
“Remove snow around exit doors, stairways, fire escapes and furnace vents. If there is a fire hydrant in front of your home or business, remove the ice and snow.”
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