Update on City of Winnipeg services and snow clearing operations

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Wolseley Avenue West


Released: 7:45 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB – At 5:02 a.m. on Friday, November 12, 2021, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to reports of a fire in a single-family, two-storey home in the 1500 block of Wolseley Avenue West.  

When crews arrived on scene, they encountered smoke coming from the house. They launched a defensive attack until it was safe to enter the house and fight the fire offensively. Firefighters were aided by the use of Flameguard X-Tinguish Fire Suppression Tool (FST), an aerosol device that reduces temperatures, which allows for safer access. The FST generates a mist that expands to flood the space, suppressing flames within seconds. The fire was declared under control at 5:45 a.m.

Occupants of the home safely self-evacuated prior to the arrival of crews. Firefighters located one cat deceased in the home. No other injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Damage estimates are not currently available but the house suffered significant fire, smoke and water damage.

Update on City of Winnipeg services and snow clearing operations

Extended Snow Route Parking Ban starting tonight at midnight; parking prohibited on snow routes between midnight and 7 a.m.

Released: 12:14 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB – In response to recent accumulations of snow and to facilitate snow clearing, an Extended Snow Route Parking Ban will be in effect starting tonight at 12 a.m. on Saturday, November 13, 2021.

The Extended Snow Route Parking Ban prohibits parking on snow routes between midnight and 7 a.m.

The Extended Snow Route Parking Ban will be in place until snow clearing is completed and the public will be notified when the ban is lifted. This is the only parking ban currently in place. The City’s annual Snow Route Parking Ban comes into effect Wednesday, December 1, 2021.

Snow routes are clearly marked with signs like these:

Residents are encouraged to check their streets for snow route signs, or if unsure, to search an address on the snow route map, use the online address lookup tool, download the Know Your Zone app, or contact 311.

Snow routes are a top priority for snow clearing and ice control to ensure that emergency vehicles can navigate quickly and safely around the city. It’s important that vehicles are not parked on snow routes overnight in order to enable rapid and efficient snow clearing and ice control of these critical routes.

Vehicles parked in violation of the Extended Snow Route Parking Ban may receive a $100 ticket ($75 if paid early), and may be towed to the towing company’s compound.

Motorists are reminded to drive to conditions and to use extreme caution when driving near heavy equipment working.

To sign up for winter parking ban notifications, to download the City’s Know Your Zone app, and for more information, see: winnipeg.ca/snow.

Garbage, recycling, and yard waste collection impacts

Residents may experience recycling, garbage and yard waste collection delays as a result of the storm.

If your regular collection day was Thursday, your collection was moved to Friday because of Remembrance Day.  We ask that you please keep your carts out until 10 p.m. tonight. If your carts or yard waste have not been collected by 10 p.m., please put them away and then place them out by 7 a.m. Saturday morning.

If your regular collection day is Friday, your collection day was moved to Saturday because of Remembrance Day.  We ask that you please keep your carts out until 10 p.m. Saturday night. If your carts or yard waste have not been collected by 10 p.m., please put them away and then place them out by 7 a.m. Sunday morning.

For updates on collection delays, visit winnipeg.ca/collectionstatus.

Winnipeg Transit service impacts

Winnipeg Transit is currently experiencing service delays. We expect delays will continue into this afternoon’s peak period and encourage all passengers to check their schedules online before travelling, at: winnipegtransit.com.

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