Monday, Feb. 2, 2015 (Halifax, NS) – Darrin Natolino, Superintendent of Winter Operations for the Halifax Regional Municipality, will be available at 2 p.m. today to talk about how the city is preparing for tonight’s storm and some of the challenges crews expect from rapidly changing weather.
There are currently winter storm and rainfall warnings in effect for the Halifax region. It is already snowing in other parts of the province and forecasts are calling for snow to begin in Halifax early this afternoon. Snowfall could reach 25 centimetres in some areas, mixed with ice pellets and freezing rain.
Temperatures are expected to rise to about 10 degrees by midnight, bringing heavy rain and possible flooding, and then drop quickly again by Tuesday morning. High winds are also expected in some areas. These changing conditions will likely cause problems for crews and anyone out travelling tonight and tomorrow morning.
Media are asked to meet Darrin this afternoon outside the Transportation & Public Works depot at 11 Turner Dr., Dartmouth.
The overnight winter parking ban will be enforced tonight from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 3. For more information on municipal snow clearing operations, residents and media are encouraged to visit www.halifax.ca/snow.