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Winter Parking Information

Winter Parking Ban for Urban Core To Be Lifted Early

(Tuesday, March 17/09)

The Overnight Winter Parking Ban for the Urban Core service area will be lifted, effective midnight tonight.

The ban was to be in effect until March 30, but due to the prevailing mild winter weather conditions, HRM's Traffic Authority has decided to lift it early.

However, motorists are reminded that the Provincial Overnight Winter Parking Ban, that went into effect on December 15, 2008, remains in effect. These parking restrictions prohibit on-street parking from 1 a.m. to 7 a.m. daily on streets and roads located in the former County of Halifax and maintained by the Nova Scotia Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal. The ban is scheduled to be lifted on March 30, 2009.

In addition to the overnight winter parking restrictions, all vehicle owners in Nova Scotia are subject to Section 139 of the Motor Vehicle Act, which states that a vehicle may not be left on a street or road in such a manner that it might interfere with, or obstruct, snow removal or winter maintenance (salting) operations. This provincial law is in effect, 24-hours a day, year round.

Therefore, if it is snowing or if icing conditions exist, or winter maintenance operations (e.g. snow clearing, salting) are in effect following a snowfall or icy conditions, vehicle owners are advised to park their vehicles off-street.


Provincial Winter Parking Ban

Motorists are reminded that the provincial overnight winter parking ban will also be in effect starting on December 15, 2008 in areas outside the HRM Urban Core. Therefore, no vehicles shall be parked between the hours of 1:00 am to 7:00 a.m. on streets located in the former County of Halifax that are maintained by the Nova Scotia Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal .