Snow Plan

Halifax Transit 2021/2022 Snow Plan

In the event of inclement weather, several of Halifax Transit's bus routes are put on 'snow plan'. The objective of this plan is to maintain service levels and minimize interruptions to service by re-routing buses around areas consistently known as 'trouble sections' on a route during a winter weather event. Halifax Transit apologizes to riders inconvenienced by routes having to go on snow plan, however, the safety of our passengers and employees is paramount when making these decisions.

To find out if your preferred route is on snow plan, follow @hfxtransitalert on Twitter or call 311.

Snow plan detours

Route 1 - Mumford
No Service to Spring Garden Rd. between Queen St. & Barrington St.

Outbound: From Barrington St., right on Morris St., right on Queen St., left on Spring Garden Rd. to regular routing.  

Inbound: From Spring Garden Rd., right on Queen St., left on Morris St., left on Barrington St.

Route 2 - Fairview
No service to lower Main Ave.

Inbound: From Main Ave., right on Titus St., continue on Alma Cres. left on Dutch Village Rd., right on Joseph Howe Dr. to regular routing.

No service to Duke St.

Outbound: From Water St. Terminal, right on Upper Water St. under Cogswell Interchange to Barrington St. northbound to regular routing.

Route 3 - Crosstown
No service to lower Main Ave.

Inbound: From Lacewood Drive, straight to Titus St., straight to Alma Cres, left on Dutch Village Rd., right on Joseph Howe Dr. to regular routing.

Route 4 - Universities
No service to lower Main Ave.

Inbound: From Lacewood, straight to Titus St., straight to Alma Cres, left on Dutch Village Rd., left on Joseph Howe Dr. to regular routing.

Route 5 - Portland
No service to Duke St.

Outbound: From Barrington St., left on Morris, left on Lower Water St., straight to Upper Water St., straight to Cogswell Ramp, right on Gottingen St.

Route 6A, 6B, 6C - Woodside/Eastern Passage/Heritage Hills
No service to Woodside Ferry Terminal both directions

Inbound and Outbound: Trips normally required to service the Woodside Ferry Terminal will stop at the nearside of Atlantic St. (Ferry Terminal Entrance) drop off / pick up passengers

Route 7A/7B - Peninsula
No service to Kencrest Ave., Glebe St.

7A: Straight on Novalea Dr., left on North Ridge Rd., turning at the turning loop and returning to Gottingen St. via Novalea Dr

7B: Straight on Novalea Dr., left on North Ridge Rd., turning at the turning loop and returning to Gottingen St. via Novalea Dr

Route 8 Sackville
No Service to Spring Garden Rd. between Queen St. & Barrington St.

Outbound: From Barrington St., right on Morris St., right on Queen St., left on Spring Garden Rd. to regular routing.

Inbound: From Spring Garden Rd., right on Queen St., left on Morris St., left on Barrington St.

No Service to Downsview Plaza or Downsview Dr.

Outbound: Continue straight on Sackville Dr., left on Beaver Bank Connector, left on Old Sackville Rd., right on Walker Ave. into the terminal

Inbound: From Walker Ave., left on Old Sackville Rd., right on Beaver Bank Connector, right on Sackville Dr. to regular routing.

Route 9A - Greystone/Fotherby
No Service to Greystone Dr.

Inbound and Outbound: Route will travel straight out on Herring Cove Rd. to Fotherby Ave. and return on its inbound trip

No service to Spring Garden between Queen St. & Barrington St.

Outbound: From Barrington St., right on Morris St., right on Queen St., left on Spring Garden Rd. to regular routing.

Downtown: From Spring Garden Rd., right on Queen St., left on Morris St., left on Barrington St

Route 22 - Armdale
No service on Kelly St., Alton Dr., Stonehaven Rd., Glenmore Ave., Edgehill Rd. or Quarry Rd. 

Inbound: From Walter Havill Dr., right on Osborne St., right on North West Arm Dr., left on Albert Walker Dr., right on St. Margaret’s Bay Rd. continue down St. Margaret’s Bay Rd. back to regular routing.

Outbound: Continue up St. Margaret’s Bay Rd., left on Albert Walker Dr., right on North West Arm Dr., left on Osborne Dr., left on Walter Havill Dr. to regular routing.

Route 24 - Leiblin Park
No service to Osborne St., Tamarack Dr., Mountain Rd., Cowie Hill Rd., Ridge Valley Rd., or Highfield St.

Outbound and Inbound: Straight on Herring Cove Rd

Route 25 - Governors Brook
No service on Purcell’s Cove Rd. or Williams Lake Rd.

Outbound: From the Armdale Roundabout, right on Herring Cove Rd. to regular routing.

Inbound: Continue straight on Herring Cove Rd. to the Armdale Roundabout to regular routing.

Route 26 - Springvale
No service to Springvale Ave., Winter St., Downs Ave., or Milsom St.

Outbound and Inbound: From Joseph Howe Dr. - circle Armdale roundabout and return to Mumford Rd. to regular routing.

Route 28 - Washmill Lake
No service to Washmill Lake Dr.

Outbound: Continue on Northwest Arm Dr., right on Ramp to Hwy 102 Outbound, right on Exit 1A Ramp to Hwy 103 Outbound, right on Exit 2A Ramp to St. Margaret’s Bay Rd., right on Lakelands Blvd., left on Chain Lake Dr., right on Horseshoe Lake Dr., right on Susie Lake Cres., left on Chain Lake Dr. to regular routing.

Inbound: From Chain Lake Dr., right on Susie Lake Cres., left on Horseshoe Lake Dr., left on Chain Lake Dr., right on Lakelands Blvd.. left on St. Margaret’s Bay Rd., left on Ramp to Hwy 103 Inbound, Hwy 103, right on Exit 1B Ramp to Hwy 102 Inbound, Hwy 102, right on Exit 1D Ramp to Northwest Arm Dr., left on Northwest Arm Dr., to regular routing.

No service to Rosedale Ave.

Outbound: Continue straight on Dutch Village Rd., straight to Titus St., left on Main Ave. to regular routing.

Inbound: Continue straight down Main Ave., right on Titus St., straight to Dutch Village Rd. to regular routing.

Route 29 - Barrington
No service to Duffus St. between Barrington St. & Novalea Dr.

Outbound: Lady Hammond Rd., straight on Duffus St., right on Devonshire Ave., right on Barrington St. to regular routing. No service to Duffus St. between Novalea Dr. & Barrington St.

Inbound: Leaving Water St. Terminal for Mumford – from Duke St. left on Hollis St., right on Morris St., right on Barrington St. to regular routing. Then, heading to Bayers Rd. Centre via Mumford: from Barrington left on Devonshire Ave., left on Duffus St. to regular routing.

Route 39 - Flamingo
No Service to Flamingo between Knightsridge & Bedford Hwy

Inbound: Continue on Bedford Hwy, left on Kearney Lake Rd., left on Dunbrack St., left on Knightsbridge Dr., to roundabout, left on Ruth Goldbloom Dr. to regular routing.

Outbound: From Knightsridge Dr., continue straight on Knightsridge Rd., right on Dunbrack St., right on Kearney Lake Rd., right on Bedford Hwy to regular routing.

Route 57 - Portland Estates
No service to Russell Lake Dr.

To Penhorn Terminal: from Portland Hills Drive right onEisner Blvd

To Portland Hills Terminal: straight to Eisner Blvd, left on Portland Estates Blvd West

Route 58 - Woodlawn
No service to Collin’s Grove and Spring Ave.

Inbound: From Portland Hills Terminal, right on Portland Street, left on Dorothea, right on Lucien, left on Winward Ave., left on Lea St., right on Topsail Blvd, left on Plaza Dr., left on Belle Vista Dr., left on Spring Ave., right on Ellenvale Ave., right on Waltdale, left on Belle Vista, left on Woodlawn Rd., right on Portland St., right on Penhorn Terminal (Bay 3)

Outbound: From Ellenvale Ave., left on Spring Ave., right on Mount Edward Rd., right on Topsail Blvd, left on Lea St., right on Windward Ave., right on Lucien Dr., right on Dorothea Dr., right on Portland St., left on Portland Hills Terminal

Route 61 - North Preston
No service to North Preston

Outbound/Inbound – No service to North Preston: during snow events buses will turn around in the Black Cultural Centre parking lot and layover there until their departure time

Outbound/Inbound – No service to North Preston Community Centre Short turn at Nelson Whynder Elementary School North Preston Rd., left on Cain st,

Route 62 - Grahams Grove
No service to Manor Park

Outbound: From Hawthorne St., left on Prince Albert Rd., right on Highway 111, right on Portland St., right on Penhorn Terminal to regular routing.

Inbound: From Penhorn Terminal, left on Portland St., left on Highway 111 to Prince Albert Rd., straight onto Ochterloney St. to regular routing.

No service to Gaston Rd.

Inbound and Outbound: Short turn at Penhorn Terminal.

Route 67 - Baker
No Service to Woodside Ferry Terminal

Inbound and Outbound: Trips normally required to service the Woodside Ferry Terminal will stop at the nearside of Atlantic St. stop #7467 (A&W stop)  (Ferry Terminal Entrance) drop off / pick up passengers, then proceed on Pleasant St., left on Everette St., left on Franklyn St., left on Irving St., right on Pleasant St., right on on Acadia St. to regular routing.

Route 68 - Cherry Brook
No service to Cherry Brook

Inbound and Outbound: From Forest Hills Parkway right on Main St., left on Cherry Brook Rd., left on into Black Cultural Centre parking lot (layover until departure time), right on Main St., left on Forest Hills Parkway to regular routing.

Route 82 - First Lake
No Service to Downsview Plaza or Downsview Dr.

To Sackville: From Sackville Dr., right on Beaver Bank Connector, left on Old Sackville Rd., right on Walker Ave. into the terminal

To Cobequid: From Walker Ave. left on Old Sackville Rd., right on Beaver Bank Connector, left on Sackville Dr. to regular routing.

Route 83 - Springfield
No Service to Old Sackville Rd. between Beaver Bank Connector & Connolly Rd

Outbound: From Old Sackville Rd., right on Beaver Bank Connector, left on Sackville Dr., left on Connolly Rd., right on Old Sackville Road to regular routing.

Inbound: From Old Sackville Rd., left on Connolly Rd., right on Sackville Dr., right on Beaver Bank Connector, left on Old Sackville Rd., right on Walker Ave. into the terminal

No Service to Beaconsfield Way, Darlington Dr., Hanwell Dr., Swindon Dr., or Margeson Dr.

Outbound: After turning left off of Crossfield Ridge, continue straight on Sackville Dr. to Springfield Ave.

Inbound: From Sackville Dr. at the Margeson Dr. roundabout, continue straight on Sackville Dr., right on Crossfield Ridge

No service to Springfield Estates

Outbound/Inbound: From Sackville Dr. around the roundabout at Margeson Dr. and back to the terminal via regular routing.

Route 84 - Glendale
No service to Downsview Plaza or Downsview Dr.

To Sackville Terminal: From Beaver Bank Rd., straight on Beaver Bank Connector, (L) Old Sackville Rd., right on Walker Ave. into the terminal

To Downtown Halifax: From Walker Ave. left on Old Sackville Rd., right on Beaver Bank Connector, straight to Beaver Bank Rd. to regular routing.

Route 85 - Millwood
No service to Downsview Plaza or Downsview Dr.

Outbound: From Walker Ave. left on Old Sackville Rd., right on Beaver Bank Connector, left on Sackville Dr. to regular routing.

Inbound: From Beaver Bank Rd., straight to Beaver Bank Connector, left on Old Sackville Rd., right on Walker Ave. into the terminal

No Service to Jackladder Dr. or Rossing Dr.

Buses will continue straight on Millwood Dr.

Route 86 - Beaverbank
No service to Downsview Plaza or Downsview Dr.

Outbound: From Walker Ave. left on Old Sackville Rd., right on Beaver Bank Connector, left on Sackville Dr. to regular routing.

Inbound: From Beaver Bank Rd., straight to Beaver Bank Connector, left on Old Sackville Rd., right on Walker Ave. into the terminal

Route 87 - Glendale
No service to Downsview Plaza or Downsview Dr.

Outbound: From Walker Ave. left on Old Sackville Rd., right on Beaver Bank Connector, left on Sackville Dr. to regular routing.

Inbound: From Beaver Bank Rd., straight to Beaver Bank Connector, left on Old Sackville Rd., right on Walker Ave. into the terminal

Route 90 - Larry Uteck
No service to Larry Uteck between Bedford Hwy & Starboard Dr.

Outbound: Straight on Bedford Hwy, left on Hammonds Plains Rd., left on ramp to Hwy 102 (towards Halifax), right on Exit Ramp 2B to Larry Uteck Blvd, take 4th exit off roundabout (Larry Uteck Blvd), straight to through 2nd roundabout, right on Starboard Dr., to regular outbound routing to Gary Martin Dr

Inbound: From Peakview Way, right on Larry Uteck Blvd., around roundabout (360 degrees) to Larry Uteck Blvd. outbound towards Hwy 102, right on ramp to Hwy 102 towards Bedford, right on Exit Ramp 3A (Bedford) to Hammonds Plains Rd., right on Bedford Hwy to regular inbound routing

Route 91 - Hemlock Ravine
No service to Larry Uteck, Starboard Dr. or Southgate Dr.

Outbound: Straight on Bedford Hwy, left on Hammonds Plains Rd., left on ramp to Hwy 102 (towards Halifax), right on Exit Ramp 2B to Larry Uteck Blvd, take 4th exit off roundabout (Larry Uteck Blvd), straight to through 2nd roundabout, right on Starboard Dr

Inbound: From Hammonds Plains Rd., right on Hwy 102 to Halifax, right on Exit ramp 2B, take 4th exit off roundabout (Larry Uteck Blvd), straight to through 2nd roundabout, right on Starboard Dr., right on Peakview Way, right on Larry Uteck, around roundabout (360 degrees), right on Exit 2b on ramp on Hwy 102 OB, right on Exit 3A off ramp, right on Hammonds Plains Rd. to regular routing.

Route 93 - Bedford Highway
No Service to Duffus St. between Novalea Dr. and Barrington St. and Barrington St. between Duffus St. & Devonshire St

Outbound: From Barrington Street, left on Devonshire, left on Duffus St. to regular routing.

Inbound: From Duffus, right on Devonshire, right on Barrington Street to regular routing.

Route 123 - Timberlea Express
No Service to Spring Garden between Queen St. & Barrington St.

Outbound: From Barrington St., right on Morris St., right on Queen St., left on Spring Garden Rd. to regular routing.

Inbound: From Spring Garden Rd., right on Queen St., left on Morris St., left on Barrington St

Route 127 - Cowie Hill Express
No Service to Spring Garden between Queen St. & Barrington St.

Outbound: From Barrington St., right on Morris St., right on Queen St., left on Spring Garden Rd. to regular routing.

Inbound: From Spring Garden Rd., right on Queen St., left on Morris St., left on Barrington St.

No service to Cowie Hill Rd., Ridgevalley Rd. or Highfield St.

Inbound and Outbound: No service to Cowie Hill Rd., Ridgevalley Rd. or Highfield St. Buses will continue straight on Herring Cove Rd. in both directions

Route 135 - Flamingo Express 
No Service to Flamingo Dr. between Bedford Hwy & Knightsridge

Outbound: Starting at MSVU: straight on Bedford Hwy, left on Kearney Lake Rd., left on Dunbrack, left on Ruth Goldbloom Dr., right on Knightsridge Dr. to regular routing. towards Lacewood Terminal. Then leaving Lacewood Terminal:straight on Titus St. left on Dutch Village Rd., left on Joe Howe Dr., left on Bedford Hwy to regular routing. No Service to Lower Main Ave. between Titus & Bedford Hwy

Inbound: From Knightsridge Dr., straight to Knightsridge Dr., left on Ruth Goldbloom Dr., right on Dunbrack St., right on Kearney Lake Rd., right on Bedford Hwy to regular routing.

Route 136 - Farnham Gate Express 
No Service to Lower Main Ave. between Titus & Bedford Hwy

Inbound: From Main Ave., right on Titus St., left on Dutch Village Rd., left on Joe Howe Dr., right on Bedford Hwy to regular routing.

Route 137 - Clayton Park Express 
No Service to Rosedale or Willett from Rosedale to Main

Outbound: From Dutch Village Rd., right on Titus St., left on Main Ave., right on Willett St. to regular routing.

Inbound: From Willett St., left on Main Ave., right on Titus St., left on Dutch Village Rd., left on Joe Howe Dr., right on ramp to Bedford Hwy to regular routing.

Route 138 - Parkland Express 
No Service to Lower Main Ave. between Titus & Bedford Hwy

Inbound: From Main Ave., right on Titus St., left on Dutch Village Rd., left on Joe Howe Dr., right on Bedford Hwy to regular routing.

Route 158 - Woodlawn Express
No service to Collin’s Grove and Spring Ave.

Inbound: From Portland Hills Terminal, right on Portland Street, left on Dorothea, right on Lucien, left on Winward Ave., left on Lea St., right on Topsail Blvd, left on Plaza Dr., left on Belle Vista Dr., left on Spring Ave., right on Ellenvale Ave., right on Waltdale, left on Belle Vista, left on Woodlawn Rd., right on Portland St., right on Penhorn Terminal (Bay 3)

Outbound: From Ellenvale Ave., left on Spring Ave., right on Mount Edward Rd., right on Topsail Blvd, left on Lea St., right on Windward Ave., right on Lucien Dr., right on Dorothea Dr., right on Portland St., left on Portland Hills Terminal

Route 161 - North Preston Express
No service to North Preston

Outbound/Inbound – No service to North Preston: during snow events buses will turn around in the St. John’s Anglican Church Hall parking lot and layover there until their departure time

Outbound/Inbound – No service to North Preston Community Centre Short turn at Nelson Whynder Elementary School North Preston Rd., left on Cain St.

Route 168B - Cherrybrook Express
No service to Cherrybrook

Outbound: From Hillsboro Drive, right on Highway #7, left on Cherrybrook Rd., turn around in the Black Cultural Centre

Route 178 - Mount Edward Express
No service to Woodside Ferry Terminal

Inbound/Outbound: From Pleasant St., right on on Mount Hope Ave., left on Acadia St., left on Pleasant St., buses will hold time point at stop #7467 (A&W stop)

Route 179 - Cole Harbour Express
No service to Woodside Ferry Terminal

Inbound/Outbound: From Pleasant St., right on on Mount Hope Ave., left on Acadia St., left on Pleasant St., buses will hold time point at stop #7467 (A&W stop)

Route 182 - First Lake Express 
No Service to Downsview Plaza or Downsview Dr.

To Sackville Terminal: From Sackville Dr., right on Beaver Bank Connector, left on Old Sackville Rd., right on Walker Ave. into the terminal

To Cobequid Terminal: From Walker Ave., left on Old Sackville Rd., right on Beaver Bank Connector, left on Sackville Dr. to regular routing.

No Service to Lower Spring Garden Rd. between Queen St. & Barrington St.

To Sackville Terminal: From Spring Garden Rd., right on Queen St., left on Morris St., left on Barrington St. to regular routing.

To Summer St: From Barrington St., right on Morris St., right on Queen St., left on Spring Garden Rd. to regular routing.

Route 183 - Springfield Express
No Service to Old Sackville Rd. between Beaver Bank Connector & Connolly Rd.

Outbound: From Old Sackville Rd., right on Beaver Bank Connector, left on Sackville Dr., left on Connolly Rd., right on Old Sackville Rd. to regular routing.

Inbound: From Old Sackville Rd., left on Connolly Rd., right on Sackville Dr., right on Beaver Bank Connector, left on Old Sackville Rd., right on Walker Ave. into the terminal

No Service to Beaconsfield Way, Darlington Dr., Hanwell Dr., Swindon Dr., or Margeson Dr.

Outbound: After turning left off of Crossfield Ridge, straight to Sackville Dr. to Springfield Ave

Inbound: From Sackville Dr. at the Margeson Dr. Roundabout, straight to Sackville Dr., right on Crossfield Ridge

No service to Springfield Estates

Outbound/Inbound: From Sackville Dr. go around the roundabout at Margeson Dr. and back to the terminal appropriate snow plan routing

No Service to Lower Spring Garden Rd. between Queen St. & Barrington St.

Inbound: From Barrington St., right onMorris St., right on Queen St., left on Spring Garden Rd. to regular routing.

Outbound: From Spring Garden Rd., right on Queen St., left on Morris St., left on Barrington St.

Route 185 - Millwood Express 
No Service to Lower Spring Garden Rd. between Queen St. & Barrington St.

Outbound: From Barrington St., right on Morris St., right on Queen St., left on Spring Garden Rd. to regular routing.

Inbound: From Spring Garden Rd., right on Queen St., left on Morris St., left on Barrington St.

Service to Downsview Plaza or Downsview Dr.

To Millwood: From Walker Ave., left on Old Sackville Rd., right on Beaver Bank Connector, left on Sackville Dr. to regular routing.

To Sackville Terminal: From Beaver Bank Rd., straight to Beaver Bank Connector, left on Old Sackville Rd. right on Walker Ave. into the terminal

No Service to Jackladder Dr., or Rossing Dr.

Buses will continue straight on Millwood Dr. in both directions

Route 186 - Beaver Bank Express 
No Service to Downsview Plaza or Downsview Dr.

To Sackville Terminal: From Beaver Bank Rd. straight to Beaver Bank Connector, left on Old Sackville Rd., right on Walker Ave. into the terminal

To Beaver Bank: From Walker Ave., left on Old Sackville Rd., right on Beaver Bank Connector, straight to Beaver Bank Rd. to regular routing.

No Service to Lower Spring Garden Rd. between Queen St. & Barrington St.

Outbound: From Spring Garden Rd., right on Queen St., left on Morris St., left on Barrington St. to regular routing.

Inbound: From Barrington St., right on Morris St., right on Queen St., left on Spring Garden Rd. to regular routing.

Route 194 - West Bedford Express 
No Service to Lower Main Ave. between Titus & Bedford Hwy

Outbound: From Titus St., left on Dutch Village Rd., left on Joe Howe Dr., right on Bedford Hwy to regular routing.

No Service to Spring Garden Rd. between Barrington St. & Queen St.

Inbound: From Barrington St., right on Morris St., right on Queen St., left on Spring Garden Rd. to regular routing.

Outbound: From Spring Garden, right on Queen St., left on Morris St., left on Barrington Street to regular routing.

Route 196 - Basinview Express
No service to Meadowbrook Dr. and Basinview Dr.

Inbound: Use Bedford Highway to Hammonds Plains Road

Outbound: Use Hammonds Plains road to Bedford Highway

No service to lower Main Ave.

Inbound: From Lacewood Dr., straight to Titus St., straight to Alma Cres, left on Dutch Village Rd., left on Joseph Howe Dr., right on Fairview Overpass to regular routing.

No Service to Spring Garden Rd. between Barrington St. and Queen St.

Inbound: From Barrington St., right on Morris St., right on Queen St., left on on Spring Garden Rd. to regular routing.

Route 330 - Tantallon 
No Service to Lower Main Ave.

Inbound: From Main Ave., right on Titus St., left on Dutch Village Rd., left on Joe Howe Dr., right on Bedford Hwy to regular routing.

Route 401 - Porters Lake  
No service to Brooks Drive or Upper Partridge River Rd.

Outbound: Continue straight on #7 Highway, do not turn on Brooks Dr.

Inbound: Continue straight on #7 Highway, do not turn right onto Upper Partridge River Rd

No service to Cole Harbour Rd. after Forest Hills Parkway or Ross Rd.

Outbound: From Cole Harbour Rd. left on Forest Hills Parkway, right on Highway #7 to regular routing.

Inbound: From Highway #7, left on Forest Hills Parkway, right on Cole Harbour Rd. to regular routing.

Route 415 - Purcells Cove 
No service to Purcells Cove Rd.

Outbound/Inbound: From Chebucto Rd., around Armdale Roundabout and return to the Mumford Terminal