Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015 (Halifax, NS) – Please be advised that the municipal overnight winter parking ban will continue to be enforced 1 a.m. to 6 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 4, to allow crews to properly clear the streets and sidewalks from last night’s storm.
Vehicles must be off municipal streets during these hours. 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.
Most areas of Halifax received 25 to 35 centimetres of snow and ice pellets mixed with rain overnight. Crews have been maintaining Priority 1 routes and about 50 per cent of Priority 2 routes are cut open; however drifting and blowing snow is ?impeding any further progress.
Please note that cleanup of all municipal streets and sidewalks is expected to take at least 24 hours. Residents are reminded that in blizzard conditions, the municipality cannot guarantee service standards will be met.
The overnight winter parking ban is in effect from now until March 31; however, it will only be enforced during declared snow and ice events, such as the ongoing storm.
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 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.
For more information on snow clearing operations, visit www.halifax.ca/snow.