Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016 (Halifax, NS) – The Halifax Regional Municipality has lifted enforcement of the overnight winter parking ban until further notice.
Most areas of the Halifax region received between 20 and 35 centimetres of snow with this most recent storm. The majority of clearing is complete and crews will now begin targeted overnight snow removal on streets in downtown Dartmouth and Halifax where snow storage is limited.
A list of the streets where crews will be working tonight is available at http://www.halifax.ca/snow/update.php#clearing. Residents are asked not to park on these streets between 8 p.m. tonight and 8 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 11. Under section 139 of the Nova Scotia Motor Vehicle Act, tickets can be issued and vehicles can be towed any time, day or night, if they are parked in a manner that interferes with snow clearing.
To help avoid a ticket and the hassle and costs of being towed, residents should ask themselves these questions when considering parking on the street this winter:
- Is there a parking ban in place?
- Is your car causing a safety issue?
- Is it making the road impassable?
- Is it impeding snow operations underway in the area?
If the answer to any of these questions is yes, do not park on the street. The municipality doesn't want to ticket or tow — the objective is to keep people off the streets in the first place to facilitate efficient and safe clearing to ensure emergency vehicles, buses and other traffic have proper access.
Think before you park this winter — it will help make the season a little easier on everyone. Thank you for your cooperation. For more information on municipal winter operations, please visit www.halifax.ca/snow.