The Halifax Regional Municipality has lifted enforcement of the overnight winter parking ban until further notice.
Snow Clearing Update
The majority of main arterial streets and sidewalks are clear and passable. Residential streets and sidewalks are still receiving maintenance this morning. Clearing operations will continue until all areas have been addressed. Motorists and pedestrians should exercise caution as slippery conditions may be present in isolated areas.
Important reminder: Vehicles can be towed any time during the day or night, any day of the year, if they are interfering with snow-clearing operations, as per Section 139 of the Nova Scotia Motor Vehicle Act.
The municipal overnight winter parking ban is in effect until Mar. 31, 2019. The ban is enforced from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m. during declared weather events and clearing operations. The easiest way to stay informed is to register for automated notifications by visiting https://www.halifax.ca/transportation/winter-operations/service-updates/parking-ban. Subscribers will receive timely alerts by phone, email, and/or text message when the ban is in effect and again when it is lifted. For updates on the status of the parking ban you can also follow @hfxgov on Twitter, visit halifax.ca/snow or call 311.
To help avoid a ticket, and the hassle and costs of being towed, residents should ask themselves these four questions when considering parking on the street this winter:
- Is the overnight parking ban currently being enforced?
- 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 vehicles off the streets to facilitate efficient and safe clearing. This, in turn, ensures 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.
For more information on municipal winter operations, please visit halifax.ca/snow.