Tuesday, March 24, 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 Wednesday, March 25, to allow crews to continue with snow removal on streets across the Halifax region.
As well, the municipality has been working with Halifax Regional Police and Halifax RCMP to enforce Section 139 of the provincial Motor Vehicle Act, which governs all on-street parking during snow removal.
There will be limited on-street parking starting at 6 a.m. Wednesday, recognizing that some streets have been widened considerably over the past week. Officers will use their discretion in targeting parked vehicles that create a safety hazard, impede snow operations or make the road impassable for other cars, including emergency vehicles.
The municipal overnight 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.