Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015 (Halifax, NS) – Please be advised that the overnight winter parking ban will be enforced from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 15, to help crews clear the streets of the snow and ice expected overnight and tomorrow.
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.
Environment Canada has a winter storm warning in effect for all of Nova Scotia. Current forecasts are calling for flurries to begin overnight, with about five centimetres accumulating. The snow will continue tomorrow with between 20 and 30 centimetres expected, mixed with 15 to 25 millimetres of rain and gusting winds.
Residents should be aware that as a result of pushing back frozen snowbanks over the past week some people may see icy boulders in their driveways and abutting sidewalks. Crews won’t be able to clear them all away before the snow begins. The municipality apologizes for the inconvenience and asks that if there is a safety concern, to report it to 311.
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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