Service updates

Clearing operations & municipal services 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
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.
Date & Time of Update Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019 - 7 a.m.
Weather Event END TIME: Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019 - 6 p.m.
Status: Operations crews are active in all areas of the municipality at this time. Most arterial roads are clear/passable. Residential streets are still receiving treatment. Cyclists can expect isolated icy conditions in bike lanes. Work is still underway on sidewalks and pedestrians should be aware of icy conditions. This is the final update for this weather event.
Date & Time of Update: N/A
Status: N/A
Status: The overnight winter parking ban WILL NOT be in effect tonight.
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Street type When clearing begins When clearing should be completed. What clearing should look like
Main arterials (Priority 1) After 2 cm of snowfall Thursday, Dec. 12 at 6 a.m. (12 hours from end of weather event to full driving lanes) Bare pavement driving lanes
Halifax Transit routes & collector roads (Priority 1) After 2 cm of snowfall Thursday, Dec. 12 at 6 a.m. (12 hours from end of event to 3 metres centreline bare) 3 metres centreline bare
Residential streets with greater than 10% slope that serve as snow routes for Halifax Transit (Priority 1) After 4 cm of snowfall Thursday, Dec. 12 at 6 a.m. (12 hours from end of weather event to centre line bare and 2 lane width) Centreline bare
Residential streets (Priority 2) After 10 cm of snowfall Thursday, Dec. 12 at 12 a.m. (Cut-throughs completed within first 6 hours and repeated every 8 hours during extended periods of snow) Cut-through
After 10 cm of snowfall Thursday, Dec. 12 at 6 p.m. (24 hours from end of weather event to 2 lane widths) Snow-covered, passable
Gravel roads and private lanes (Priority 2) After 10 cm of snowfall Thursday, Dec. 12 at 6 p.m. (24 hours from end of weather event to snow-covered, passable state) Snow-covered, passable
Sidewalk type When clearing begins When clearing should be completed. What clearing should look like
Downtown Halifax & Dartmouth (Priority 1) After 5 cm of snowfall Thursday, Dec. 12 at 6 a.m. (12 hours from end of weather event) See below
Main arterials (Priority 1) After 15 cm of snowfall Thursday, Dec. 12 at 6 a.m. (12 hours from end of weather event) See below
School drop-off zones and Halifax Transit routes (Priority 2) After 15 cm of snowfall Thursday, Dec. 12 at 12 p.m. (18 hours from end of weather event) See below
Residential streets/ walkways (Priority 3) After 15 cm of snowfall Friday, Dec. 13 at 6 a.m. (36 hours from end of weather event) See below
Intersections/ bus stops After sidewalks are completed Friday, Dec. 13 at 6 p.m. (48 hours from end of weather event) See below