A massive snowfall and high winds whipping the snow into drifts has prompted the City to enforce a bylaw which bans parking within 24 hours of a snowfall.
Section 3.3(3) of the On-Street Parking By-law 2014-37 allows the City to remove vehicles that are parked on residential streets within 24 hours of a snowfall.
Removals will be done anywhere snow plows cannot properly clear streets during the daytime hours over the next few days.
That's in addition to the normal overnight restriction, where no vehicles will be allowed to park on any street during the nighttime hours and are subject to ticketing and towing.
The applicable portion of the bylaw reads "No person shall park a vehicle on a highway at any time during a snowfall or within the 24-hour period following a snowfall, during the period commencing on November 1 and ending on March 31, inclusive."
Environment Canada says North Bay can expect up to 40 cm of snow in the next day or so.
See entire bylaw here.