Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015 (Halifax, NS) – Please be advised that the overnight winter parking ban will be enforced overnight, from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m., Monday, Jan. 5, while municipal operations works to clear the streets and sidewalks of the snow and ice.
Vehicles must be off municipal 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.
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. 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.
As forecasted, the municipality has been blanketed by 10-15 cm of snow with an expected transition to ice-pellets and rain this morning. The transition to ice pellets and rain will deteriorate driving conditions and will cause surface ice-pack as moisture comes into contact with the frost that is drawn from the ground.
Municipal crews and contracted are already busy with anti-icing measures to help reduce the buildup of snow and ice on the streets. Clearing crews will continue working until all the streets and sidewalks are clear.
For more information on snow clearing operations and municipal service standards please visit www.halifax.ca/snow.
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