The winter parking control measures outlined in this section are designed to regulate parking during actual snowfall events.
The City has adopted a two-stage approach in controlling parking during snowstorms. In the event of an extreme storm, which puts the public at risk by blocking major roads, a “snow emergency” should be declared. This will result in Police enforced “tag and tow” procedures for cars parked or abandoned on designated snow routes. A “snow emergency” is a last resort only to be used when the magnitude of the problem justifies the inconvenience and confusion that would inevitably follow from towing of vehicles.
However, storms of this magnitude are rare in Brantford and for less severe conditions, staff will undertake the practice of announcing a courtesy “snow advisory” prior to or in place of a “snow emergency”. A “snow advisory” warning would be a community oriented message to request and remind motorists to park off-road whenever possible in order to facilitate efficient snow removal and enhance traffic safety.