UPDATED: City to clear snow from side streets

If you live in the city core you know many of the side streets are a mess.

Parking can be impossible to find and already narrow streets are nearly impassible thanks to the giant piles of snow.

The good news is, the city is about to do something about the mess.

It says dozens of crews will spend the next five to seven days working 12 hour shifts. 

A news release says they'll use, "snow blowers, loaders and dump trucks to pick up and move snow to City storage facilities." 

Crews will post no parking signs on snow banks but in some cases cars may need to be towed out of the way.

The city says these "friendly tows" will begin early Saturday morning and continue as needed. It means your car may be moved to a nearby location at no charge.