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Get your parked car off the road, the snow plows are coming

Snow plows will begin to clear snow on Guelph streets at 6 p.m. Wednesday
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City of Guelph's snow plow. Supplied photo

If you're thinking about parking on the road in Guelph, think again.

Snow plows are out as Guelph and the rest of southern Ontario deal with a fresh blast of winter weather.

The city said in an alert it will begin clearing all roads at 6 p.m., and will continue until all roads and sidewalks are plowed.

Until then, the city said residents must remove parked vehicles off the street, give yourself some extra travel time due to the snow, and never pass a snow plow. For those with garbage or recycling pickup Thursday, you're advised to shovel a spot for waste carts, or place your carts in the driveway, a foot away from the curb.

"Clearing roads of snow takes a full day after a storm has stopped," the city said in a release.

"During that time, we start plowing main roads first, followed by secondary roads. Residential streets will be plowed last."

Updates will be provided if the weather causes further delays.

Environment Canada is calling for 15 to 20 centimetres of snow through the evening and overnight hours in Guelph and the rest of southern Wellington County, ending Thursday morning.