January 11, 2020
Released: 7:05 a.m.
Winnipeg, MB – The Extended Snow Route Parking Ban that was put into effect at 12 a.m., Friday, January 10, 2020 has now been lifted. The Extended Snow Route Parking Ban is an extension of the annual snow route parking ban, which is currently in effect daily from 2 a.m. to 7 a.m. until March 1, 2020.
The City of Winnipeg wishes to thank everyone for their cooperation during this snow removal operation.
More information about winter parking bans and snow operations is available at winnipeg.ca/snow.
Download the official City of Winnipeg Know Your Zone mobile app
The City of Winnipeg's Know Your Zone app is available for free download at the Apple App Store and Google Play App Store. For more information about the app, please visit knowyourzone.winnipeg.ca/app.
Sign-up for winter parking ban notifications
The City also offers free email and Twitter notifications which advise subscribers when additional parking bans go into effect. To sign up for notifications, visit winnipeg.ca/snow or contact 311.
Released: 3:37 p.m.
Winnipeg, MB – At 12:58 p.m., the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to reports of a fire in a single family home in the 0-100 block of Dubois Place. When crews arrived, they encountered smoke coming from the chimney. An offensive attack was launched and once the chimney was opened up, firefighters were able to extinguish the fire. It was confined to the chimney area.
All occupants of the home had self-evacuated prior to the arrival of crews. No injuries were reported. Damage estimates to the home are not available at this time.
The cause of the fire was determined to be accidental, originating with the wood-burning fireplace and chimney. Homeowners are reminded to have wood burning fireplaces, woodstoves and chimneys cleaned and inspected annually by a qualified professional. Fires can occur when stray sparks or high temperatures ignite creosote build-up in a chimney.