Winter Parking Restriction in Effect

For immediate release:
December 18, 2012

Special Advisory: First Winter Overnight Parking Restriction in Effect

Ottawa – For the first time this winter, Environment Canada has forecast a snow accumulation of 7 cm or more for the Ottawa area. As a result, the season’s first overnight parking restriction is now in effect from 1a.m. to 7a.m. across Ottawa. This overnight parking restriction will remain in effect until the City announces it has been lifted.

During an overnight parking restriction residents are reminded that vehicles are banned from parking on any city street so that crews can clear them easily and effectively. Vehicles that remain parked on the street between 1a.m. and 7a.m. tonight will be ticketed. Avoid the ticket; do not park your vehicle on the street overnight. On-street parking permit holders are exempt from this restriction.

The City of Ottawa’s priority for snow clearing is to ensure that streets are clear and safe for motorists, public transit, pedestrians and cyclists.

Sign up for the City’s Winter Parking e-Alerts or Twitter notifications to be in the know about snow. You will receive notification each time an overnight parking restriction is in effect, if the restriction continues over more than one night and when the restriction has been lifted. The service is free and you can unsubscribe at anytime. Sign up today at

For more winter parking information, please visit or call 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401).

Issued at 11:30 a.m.

Comments are closed.