Despite yesterday’s melt, a snow route parking ban remains in effect Thursday as crews continue clearing the snow off Priority 2 routes across the city.

Many roads are still icy, as temperatures continuing to hover around freezing point, according to Environment Canada.

The city activated its seven-day snow-clearing plan on Wednesday morning as this week’s record-breaking fall snowstorm ended.

As part of that plan, the city clears Priority 1 roads — those that see about 20,000 vehicles per day, such as Glenmore, Sarcee and Macleod trails within the first 24 hours following a snowfall.

Greg Schmid shovels to get his car out at his N.W. home as Calgary will be on the clean up after a massive October snow storm crippling the city on Wednesday October 3, 2018. Darren Makowichuk/Postmedia

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Greg Schmid shovels to get his car out at his N.W. home as Calgary will be on the clean up after a massive October snow storm crippling the city on Wednesday October 3, 2018. Darren Makowichuk/Postmedia

In the first 48 hours, it also clears Priority 2 roads, which include key bus routes like Kensington Road and Acadia Drive, and are the focus of the parking ban. The city focuses on ramps and residential intersections and playgrounds on Day 3, while knocking down ruts and laying traction material in residential neighbourhoods in the remaining days.

The snow route parking ban requires vehicles to be moved off snow routes until it’s lifted, even if a road has been plowed.

Designated snow routes are marked by blue signs with a white snowflake. The fine for violating the ban is $75. However, this falls to $40 if the ticket is paid within 10 days. It costs $50 if the ticket is paid within 30 days.

While bans can last up to 72 hours, roads director Troy McLeod said he expected it to wrap up sooner, thanks to favourable temperatures and the help Calgary has received from other cities this week in responding to nearly 40 cm of snow that fell between late Monday and early Wednesday morning.

City of Edmonton’s, Gregory Stapleton, gets ready to help Calgary clean up after a massive October snow storm crippling the city as he leaves the Emergency Operations Centre on Wednesday October 3, 2018. Darren Makowichuk/Postmedia

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Source:: Calgaryherald.com

      

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Snow route parking ban ongoing as crews continue snow cleanup

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