Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 (Halifax, NS) – Please be advised that the overnight winter parking ban will be enforced from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 13, so crews can address many of the remaining trouble spots across the Halifax region in advance of the snow forecast for tomorrow and this weekend.
Vehicles must be off municipal streets during these hours. Residents are also reminded that their vehicles should be off the streets any time during snow clearing operations, as per Section 139 of the Motor Vehicle Act. Tickets can be issued and vehicles can be towed any time vehicles are parked in a manner that interferes with snow clearing.
Current forecasts are calling for between five and 10 centimetres of snow in most areas of Halifax, starting Friday morning. Longer range forecasts show another storm hitting the region on Sunday, which could bring up 30 centimetres of snow with high winds.
The municipality wants to thank residents for their continued cooperation in finding off-street parking while overnight snow removal operations continue this week. Crews have been addressing problem areas by removing snow from cul-de-sacs and bus stops, pushing back and removing snow banks and widening intersections and turning lanes. So far this week crews have removed approximately 1,365 dump truck loads of snow.
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.
The easiest way to be prepared is to sign up for CityWatch notifications of parking bans. Residents can also register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 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.
For more information on clearing operations, service standards and impacts on municipal services, please visit www.halifax.ca/snow.
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