OPP urge residents to respect snow removal operations

submitted to EFP

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) in Essex County is urging its residents to move parked vehicles from roadways to assist Municipal and County employees with the snow removal process.

Within each individual Essex County municipality, a bylaw may or may not exist, but you are reminded that the OPP can and will tow vehicles if interfering with snow removal operations and notified of such by municipal employees.

Highway Traffic Act Section 170 (12) states that it is an offence to park a vehicle on a highway in such a manner as to interfere with the movement of traffic or the clearing of snow from the highway. The penalty for contravening this section upon conviction will result in a fine of up to $100. This is in addition to the cost of any towing and storage fees assessed where applicable.

"Our Municipal and County employees work diligently to ensure our roadways are kept clear of snow contributing to the safety of you and your families during your daily commutes. Please do your part to assist these crews to complete this work efficiently and effectively during the winter season." -Inspector Glenn Miller Detachment Commander, Essex County OPP.

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