Kitchener, Waterloo, Woolwich announce snowfall events for Wednesday as storm continues to bear down

The cities of Kitchener and Waterloo and the township of Woolwich announced snow events on Wednesday that prohibit on-street parking through Thursday.

Snow events in all three municipalities will take effect at midnight and will be in effect for 24 hours. If they need to be extended, the city will announce before 5 p.m. Thursday

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Cities declare snow events when a major storm is forecast in an effort to allow workers to clear roads of snow.

In Kitchener, a tag and tow process will be in effect that could see car owners get an $80 ticket or vehicles towed if they are blocking the way for snowplows.

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Overnight parking exceptions have also been canceled in Kitchener and Waterloo.

Waterloo is also asking residents to remain patient as crews work to anticipate between 15 and 20 cm of snow during Wednesday’s storm.

“During snowfalls, crews will return multiple times to clear snow on main roads and GRT bus routes,” said a Waterloo release.

“Residential roads will not be cleared until the snow subsides or stops, these roads have not been forgotten. Residents can help by not parking on the streets at any time during a snow event and by not pushing snow from driveways or parking lots or across the street.

The city is also asking people to clear sidewalks and trails to allow crews to clear snow with trackless units with plows, blowers and saltpeters.

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