Due to weather conditions yesterday and today, the Municipality has placed a 72-hour ban on the parking of vehicles on municipal streets and roads.  The ban starts at 2 p.m. today, December 24, and will continue until 2 p.m. on Tuesday. December 27, 2022.

“We are asking motorists to make every effort to move their vehicles off the streets so that the plows can clear the roads more effectively,” said Ryan Brown, Director of Public Works, “We recognize that this is an inconvenience, but there are no other options.  Emergency vehicles, citizens, and local businesses all depend on these streets being cleared as quickly as possible. The order will be rescinded as soon as road conditions warrant it to limit the inconvenience to residents.”

The parking ban has been declared under Chatham-Kent (traffic and parking) by-law 245-2004, sections 218.02 and 218.03.

Residents are also being reminded that placing snow or ice on a roadway is a violation under the Highway Traffic Act.

“Please do not shovel, push, snow plow, or deposit snow onto the roadway, shoulders, or sidewalks.  This hampers our operations, may cause snowy or slippery conditions for pedestrians or vehicles, and delay our clean-up by requiring our equipment to return to clear areas that were previously cleared. It also creates a hazard for other motorists, especially when winter conditions make visibility difficult.”

Chatham-Kent’s Snow Plow Tracker and Frequently Asked Questions for winter control can be found on the municipal website at www.chatham-kent.ca.  Contact the Municipality by phone at 3-1-1 or email ck311@chatham-kent.ca for more information.