Nelson RCMP is reminding Pulpit Rock users that it is illegal to park on the lake side of Johnston Road by the trail head.

Nelson RCMP is reminding Pulpit Rock users that it is illegal to park on the lake side of Johnston Road by the trail head.

RCMP threaten to tow Pulpit Rock parking violators

Congestion around the trail head due to parking on the lake side of Johnston Rd has cops concerned.

The Nelson RCMP are concerned that Pulpit Rock users are illegally parking on the lake side of Johnston Road, and are threatening to start towing vehicles if the practice continues.

“There are currently No Parking signs posted along the south side of the roadway that some motorists seem to refuse to obey,” reads a RCMP press release.

“The police have been called to the area on a number of occasions and have issued written warning to the owners of these vehicles. Police are now reminding users that if they continue to park against the No Parking signs their vehicles will be towed.”

The congestion caused by parking on the lake side of the road creates a problem in which large emergency vehicles and ambulances that may need to go through or approach from the opposite direction will only have a single lane to pass through.

The police are asking the public’s cooperation to abide by the No Parking areas.