Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016 (Halifax, NS) – Please be advised that the municipal overnight parking ban will continue to be enforced from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 9, to help with the ongoing cleanup from last night’s storm.
Most areas in the Halifax region received between 20 and 35 centimetres of snow, although drifting in some areas is resulting in higher amounts. Current forecasts are showing another small weather system approaching late tonight, which is expected to bring flurries overnight into Wednesday.
Vehicles should be off the streets for the hours mentioned above. Residents are also reminded that under section 139 of the Nova Scotia Motor Vehicle Act, tickets can be issued and vehicles can be towed any time, day or night, if they are parked in a manner that interferes with snow clearing.
To help avoid a ticket and the hassle and costs of being towed, residents should ask themselves these questions when considering parking on the street this winter:
- Is there a parking ban in place?
- Is your car causing a safety issue?
- Is it making the road impassable?
- Is it impeding snow operations underway in the area?
If the answer to any of these questions is yes, do not park on the street. The municipality doesn't want to ticket or tow — the objective is to keep people off the streets in the first place to facilitate efficient and safe clearing to ensure emergency vehicles, buses and other traffic have proper access.
The overnight parking ban is in effect from now until March 31. Think before you park this winter — it will help make the season a little easier on everyone. For more information on municipal winter operations, please visit www.halifax.ca/snow.