With this latest (and hopefully last) winter storm, Halifax Regional Police is suggesting residents stay home unless they have to go out. As of 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 15, the current combination of snow and ice pellets is making road conditions extremely poor, and this is only being made worse by wind gusts. Officers are reporting multiple vehicles becoming stuck on city streets and ramps on and off the 102 highway. This is creating a dangerous situation for police and tow truck operators as well as the motorists in the stuck vehicles as visibility is poor, making it difficult for oncoming traffic to see the hazard in time to stop.
Halifax Regional Police reminds motorists if they must go out to clear snow and ice from all windows and mirrors on their vehicle for maximum visibility before they start out on the road. Drivers are also asked to adjust their driving habits and be mindful of the changing road conditions during the storm. Pedestrians are reminded to make eye contact with drivers and wait until the vehicle comes to a complete stop before attempting to cross the road.
For updates on road conditions please call 511 or follow @511ns on Twitter.