Monday, Jan. 5, 2015 (Halifax, NS) – The Halifax Regional Municipality has lifted enforcement of the overnight winter parking ban until further notice.
The municipality wants to remind residents that the overnight winter parking ban is in effect from now until March 31, 2015; however it will only be enforced during declared snow and ice events, when it will run from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m.
Residents are asked to stay informed and plan ahead by securing off-street parking now for when the overnight winter parking ban is enforced.
The easiest way to be prepared is to sign up for alerts to your phone or email. Sign up online, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 311. Residents should note that the registration page is currently not compatible with CHROME web browsers and is not accessible through your smartphone; please use either Internet Explorer or Firefox on a desktop computer. The municipality apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause.
For those who signed up last season, there is no need to sign up again, unless your personal information has changed. You will continue to receive notifications this season when the ban will be enforced. Standard text messaging rates apply.
Weather and snow clearing operations will dictate how long the overnight parking ban will be enforced. The municipality will notify residents when it has been lifted through Public Service Announcements, halifax.ca, 311 and Twitter at @hfxgov.
The municipality reminds residents that provincial legislation (Section 139 of the Motor Vehicle Act) provides that people remove their vehicles from the streets, day or night, in the event of a snow or ice event. Vehicles obstructing snow removal or winter maintenance operations can be removed at the owner’s cost, regardless of time or date.
For more information on HRM’s winter operations, please visit www.halifax.ca/snow.