Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015 (Halifax, NS) – Please be advised that the overnight winter parking ban will be enforced from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 28, while crews work to clear the streets and sidewalks of the snow and ice from today’s blizzard.
Vehicles must be off municipal streets during these hours to accommodate effective clearing operations. Residents are also reminded that their vehicles should be off the streets today, as per 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.
The snow began in most areas of Halifax around 6 a.m. and is expected to intensify into the afternoon. Forecasts are calling for total accumulations of more than 25 centimetres, with blowing snow and reduced visibility causing increased challenges to clearing operations. In-house crews are fully operational now and will ramp-up with all available resources through the day. Heavy equipment will be dispatched later today to help with full width clearing and street push back.
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 email@example.com or calling 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 clearing operations, service standards and impacts on municipal services, please visit www.halifax.ca/snow.