The City of Charlottetown Polices Services, in cooperation with the Public Works Department, is restricting parking on city streets.
The parking restriction is effective immediately and will be in place for the next 48 hours. The restriction applies to all parking on all city streets, but the focus will be on narrower streets such as the sections from Kirkwood Drive to Water Street and Edward Street to West Street. The 48-hour parking restriction may be extended depending on the snow that is forecasted for Thursday evening into Friday morning. Further announcements will be made as the situation is continuously assessed over the next few days.
"This parking restriction is necessary to remove the snow that has accumulated. We need vehicles that are slowing cleanup efforts and impeding traffic to be moved," said Charlottetown Police Chief Paul Smith. "We are asking for the public assistance and cooperation. Any vehicles parked on the side of the road risk being ticketed and towed. Any vehicles parked in the roadways impeding or obstructing traffic will be ticketed and towed. We will make efforts to locate vehicle owners to give them a chance to move their vehicles before we have them towed but if we can’t locate the owners we will have to tow."
The City is encouraging motorists to park in the parkades on Fitzroy, Queen and Pownal, take transit or carpool because parking downtown is very limited and will remain so until the snow is cleared.
Sidewalk clearing will also be limited because the snow is deep and there is limited space to move the snow. Crews are focusing on opening roads, widening streets, sidewalk clearing and clearing parking. Motorists are advised to drive carefully, slowly and to watch for pedestrians, especially in school zones.
The Public Works Department has temporarily closed a section of Queen Street from Reserve Street to Pond Street to clean up the mess created after a watermain broke in that area on February 3.
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