Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2016 (Halifax, NS) – The Halifax Regional Municipality is asking residents to refrain from parking on streets in downtown Halifax and Dartmouth tonight to assist with overnight snow removal.
The municipal overnight parking ban has been lifted until further notice to allow residents to park in areas where crews won’t be working.
Barricades will be placed at the end of the streets where this snow removal work will take place. Traffic will be permitted to travel through but there will be no parking. Tonight crews will focus on removing snow from the following streets:
- Barrington Street from Cogswell to Duke streets
- Duke Street from Brunswick to Argyle streets
- Argyle Street from Carmichael to Blowers streets
- Blowers Street from Market to Barrington streets
- Portland Street from King Street to Alderney Drive
- King Street, Wentworth Street and Dundas Street, each from Portland Street to Alderney Drive
Residents are asked to move their vehicles off the street in those areas between 11 p.m. tonight and 7 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11. Residents are reminded that under Section 139 of the Motor Vehicle Act, vehicles can be ticketed or towed any time of the day or night if they are obstructing snow clearing.
Rather than waiting for snow to accumulate, the municipality is taking a more proactive approach by removing snow in problem areas in between weather events. This will help maintain parking in the business districts and ensure emergency vehicles, buses and other traffic can safely access the streets throughout the winter. For more information on municipal winter operations, visit www.halifax.ca/snow