Thursday, March 27, 2014 (Halifax, NS) – Please be advised the HRM overnight winter parking ban will continue to be enforced from 1-6 a.m. on Friday, March 28 to facilitate ongoing efforts to clear the streets and sidewalks.
Vehicles must be off HRM streets during these hours to accommodate effective clearing operations. Residents should also be aware that under Section 139 of the Motor Vehicle Act, tickets can be issued and vehicles can be towed any time they are parked in a manner that interferes with snow clearing.
Many areas in the Halifax region saw more than 40 centimetres of snow throughout Wednesday and overnight into Thursday. Many streets are now passable but the large volumes of snow are causing challenges for sidewalk crews, particularly at intersections. HRM and contracted crews will continue clearing efforts until all streets and sidewalks are done.
As always, residents are urged to travel with caution. Motorists and cyclists are also advised to be mindful of pedestrians who may be walking in the bike lanes or on the street in areas where they can’t access the sidewalk.
The overnight winter parking ban is in effect until March 31. The easiest way to be prepared when snow is coming is to sign up for CityWatch notifications of parking bans. Fill out a registration form at www.halifax.ca/snow/parkingban, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 311. Subscribers will receive timely alerts by phone, email, and/or text message when the ban is in effect and again when it is lifted. Residents who received these notifications last winter will continue to receive the service this year. Standard text messaging rates apply.
For more information on snow clearing operations and municipal service standards please visit www.halifax.ca/snow.