Russell Township has announced a new pilot program for the winter season that will notify people about when street parking is allowed during the winter months. Originally, the township did not allow any vehicles to park overnight on any road in the municipality from November to April, but this rule will now be a bit more lenient.
Street parking will still be disallowed from December to February, but in November and March, overnight parking may be allowed depending on the weather. Residents can sign up for parking ban alerts at www.russell.ca/subscribe to receive a notice by 2 p.m. on the day of the ban, and a notice will also be posted on the parking webpage at www.russell.ca/parking.
If a ban is in effect, residents can still park overnight at the Embrun Community Centre, Richelieu Park, Russell Park-and-Ride, and Duncanville Park. There are a total of 48 overnight parking spots available, and vehicles must be moved for the daytime. The township also reminds residents that the parking lots are not supervised or controlled, and the township is not responsible for damage to vehicles.