Winter Weather Advisory: Ottawa issues daytime winter weather parking ban for Saturday March 12

Winter weather parking ban

OTTAWA, ON, March 11, 2022 – Due to expected snowy weather conditions, a daytime winter weather parking ban will be in effect on Saturday, March 12 between 10 am and 7 pm across Ottawa. These hours might be extended if additional time is needed to complete winter road operations.

Environment and Climate Change Canada says a Winter weather travel advisory in effect for the Ottawa area beginning late this afternoon. Heavy Snow amounts of up to 7 to 12 cm are expected late Friday afternoon into early Saturday morning.

The light snow on Friday late morning is expected to become heavier late this afternoon or this evening. Snow will ease early Saturday morning.

During a winter weather parking ban, parking is prohibited on city streets so crews can plow easily and effectively. Vehicles parked on the street during a ban may be ticketed and towed. On-street monthly parking permit holders are exempt from this restriction when they are parked in residential parking permit zones.

Available parking

During winter weather parking bans, residents will have access to select OC Transpo park and rides as well as certain recreation centres. Visit for more information about which City facilities are available during winter weather parking bans.

Commercial main streets

To help residents shop local, some commercial main streets are exempt from winter parking bans. When a parking ban is called during winter weather events, residents can park in the identified areas (view maps), while observing all posted signage and pay and display requirements.

Be in the know about snow

For more winter parking information, please visit

SOURCE City of Ottawa

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