Service updates

Clearing operations

When a weather event is declared, regular updates on clearing operations, including salting, sanding and overnight snow removal, will be shared here.
Date & Time of Update:
Date & Time of Update:
Service update
Weather Event END TIME:

Overnight winter parking ban

The municipal overnight winter parking ban is in effect annually from Dec. 15 to Mar. 31. The ban is enforced from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m. during declared weather events and snow removal operations only.
Status: The overnight winter parking ban WILL NOT BE ENFORCED from 1-6 a.m.
Status: The overnight winter parking ban WILL NOT BE ENFORCED from 1-6 a.m.
Notifications: CLICK HERE to register for Overnight Winter Parking Ban notifications

Impact to municipal services

If weather leads to cancellations, closures or delays that affect municipal facilities and services, regular updates will be shared here.
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Halifax Transit

For the most up-to-date information on service disruptions, residents can visit halifax.ca/transitalert or follow @hfxtransitalert on Twitter.

Parks & Recreation

For the most up-to-date information, residents can follow @hfxrec on Twitter. Residents may call their local recreation centre for further information. 

Solid Waste

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Temporary Overnight Shelter

The Province of Nova Scotia is operating a temporary overnight shelter at the Brunswick Street Mission until June 30. This has replaced the temporary overnight shelter that had been operating at the Pavilion on the Halifax Common.

The temporary overnight shelter will be open each night from 9 p.m. until 8 a.m. 

For more information on recent and ongoing efforts by the municipality for those experiencing homelessness, visit our helping address homelessness page.

Comfort centres

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Municipal offices

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When will clearing be complete?

See what time clearing should be completed based on priority level.
Priority level When clearing should be completed
Priority level When clearing should be completed
CLICK HERE to find your street priority level
Street Priority 1 12 hours from end of declared weather event
Street Priority 2 24 hours from end of declared weather event
Sidewalk & Bike Lane Priority 1 12 hours from end of declared weather event
Sidewalk & Bike Lane Priority 2 18 hours from end of declared weather event
Sidewalk & Bike Lane Priority 3 36 hours from end of declared weather event
Bus Stops & Intersections 24 hours from end of declared weather event

Updates will be shared at the following times:

These updates are posted only during declared weather events. Supplemental updates may be posted outside of the scheduled times as required.
Event Type and Accumulation Update Times
Event Type and Accumulation Update Times
Minor (0-5 cm) & Average (5-15 cm) 7 a.m., 1 p.m., 4 p.m.
Major (15+ cm) 7 a.m., 1 p.m., 4 p.m., 8 p.m.

New for 2021-22 winter season

This winter season the municipality is implementing two zones for the overnight parking ban: Zone 1 – Central and Zone 2 – Non-Central

Zone 1 – Central is to the Halifax Peninsula and downtown Dartmouth within Highway 111 (the Circumferential Highway) and some surrounding areas.
Zone 2 – Non-Central is a designated area outside of Zone 1 – Central

You can find your zone by searching your address using our interactive map here .

Who do I contact about snow clearing?

If your street is cleared by the municipality, you can email us or call 311.

If your street is cleared by the province, you can contact Nova Scotia Public Works (NSPW) or call 511.

Not sure if your street is cleared by the municipality or province? Search your address on our interactive map.

Before contacting us about snow clearing, please ensure the service timelines for your area have expired. You can find detailed information about snow clearing service timelines on the interactive map above or in the "when should clearing be complete?" section above.

If you see a vehicle impacting snow clearing during regular business hours, please call 311. If you see a vehicle ignoring the overnight winter parking ban, please only call the after-hours line if it is an emergency (example: a vehicle is blocking a driveway or sidewalk).

Please note: In snowfalls greater than 30 centimeters or in blizzard conditions, more time may be needed to complete clearing. The same exception may apply when there are rapidly changing weather conditions. Crews will continue working until all streets and sidewalks are clear and safe.