Due to the weekend snowfall, a parking ban has been announced. The ban will be in place on all priority 1 and 2 routes in Grande Prairie beginning on January 2nd. It was announced on Monday after the airport recorded 18.3 centimetres of snowfall on Saturday. That broke the previous record of 10.2 centimetres that fell on December 29th, 1949.
The ban is in effect from Monday to Friday from 7 a.m to 9 p.m. Crews are currently clearing priority 1 routes. Once complete they will move on to priority 2.
Also staring on January 2nd, snow plows will be moving into residential areas. They will start in the neighbourhoods of Avondale, College Park, Swanavon, Highland Park, Smith, Morgan Meadows, Cobblestone, Creekside, Brookfield, and Riverstone.
Removal will be done Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the day before each neighbourhoods garbage day.