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Winter Operations
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Did you know that that every time it snows, our municipal and contracted crews are responsible for clearing 3,800 lane kilometres of roads? Stretched end to end, thatís the same distance as driving from Halifax to Winnipeg. On top of that, crews also clear close to 1,000 kilometres of sidewalks and walkways and 3,600 bus stops. Thatís a lot of ground to cover and some damage during clearing operations is unfortunately unavoidable.

Winter Preparation

Now is the time to start thinking about preparing for the winter - before the snowy weather hits. Here are some simple steps that you can take to help protect your property and ensure clearing goes as safely and smoothly as possible:

  • Trim any tree branches and shrubs that originate from your property.
  • Remove planters, lawn decorations and any other portable objects near the sidewalk before the winter.
  • Items like sports equipment that may still be used should be safely stored when bad weather is in the forecast.
  • Mark any permanent structures or objects too big to move with a reflector that will be visible above the snow.

Preparing your property also means preparing your vehicles. Consider tires that have better traction for winter driving; make an appointment now to change your tires, before you get caught in that first storm; and always carry a winter survival kit in your vehicle when travelling during the winter months.

Overnight Winter Parking Ban

The overnight winter parking ban will be in effect from Dec. 15, 2014, to March 31, 2015. Like last season, the ban will be enforced only during declared snow and ice events, from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m. Those in violation of the ban can be ticketed or towed.

The easiest way to stay informed is to sign up for notifications. For those who signed up last season, you will continue to receive notifications when the ban will be enforced. Residents who subscribe will receive timely messages by phone, email, and/or text message, throughout the winter season, about the status of overnight winter parking bans in the Halifax region.


Service Standards:
Priority 1 Streets
Priority 2 Streets
Sidewalk Clearing
Bus Stop Clearing

Halifax Transit:

Service Disruptions

Winter Parking Ban Map

Winter Maintenance Map

Winter Snow Clearing - Street Priority Finder

Links of Interest

Top Inquiries  

Roads & Pothole Information

Halifax Transit

Emergency Services (911)

Province of Nova Scotia (Non-HRM Websites)

Weather (Non-HRM Websites)


Service Disruptions (Non-HRM Websites)