Sunday, March 22, 2015 (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 Monday, March 23, to allow crews to continue with snow clearing and removal on streets across the Halifax region.
As well, the 24-hour restriction on all on-street parking remains in effect until further notice. The municipality is assessing road conditions regularly and will advise residents when on-street parking can resume.
Halifax Regional Police and RCMP are continuing to work with clearing crews and doing proactive patrols to help prevent people from parking on the street. Officers will ticket and tow any vehicles that are on the streets hampering snow removal.
Residents are reminded that under section 139 of the 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.
The overnight winter parking ban is in effect from now until March 31. It will be enforced only during declared snow and ice events and snow removal operations.
The easiest way to be prepared when snow is coming is to sign up for CityWatch notifications of parking bans. Fill out a registration form, call 311 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 snow clearing operations, visit www.halifax.ca/snow.