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: 7 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021
Weather Event END TIME: 3 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021
Status: Operations are active in all areas. The majority of main street, sidewalks and bike lanes are clear and passable, with localized flooding or icy conditions present in some areas. Side street may be slushy, and motorists should use caution while travelling. This will be the final update on this weather event.
Date & Time of Update: 8:45 a.m., Tuesday Feb. 23, 2021
Status: Due to icy pathways, the Halifax Public Gardens will be closed today.
Status: The winter parking WILL NOT BE IN EFFECT overnight
Notifications: CLICK HERE to register for Overnight Winter Parking Ban notifications
Street type When clearing begins When clearing should be completed. What clearing should look like
Main arterials (Priority 1) After 2 cm of snowfall 3 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 23 | 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 3 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 23| 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 3 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 23| 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 Cut-throughs completed within first 6 hours and repeated every 8 hours during extended periods of snow Cut-through
Residential streets (Priority 2) After 10 cm of snowfall 3 a.m., Wednesday Feb. 24 | 24 hours from end of weather event to snow-covered, passable state Snow-covered, passable
Gravel roads and private lanes (Priority 2) After 10 cm of snowfall 3 a.m., Wednesday Feb. 24 | 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 3 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 23 | 12 hours from end of weather event See below
Main arterials and School drop-off zones (Priority 1) After 15 cm of snowfall 3 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 23 | 12 hours from end of weather event See below
Halifax Transit routes (Priority 2) After 15 cm of snowfall 9 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 23 | 18 hours from end of weather event See below
Residential streets/ walkways (Priority 3) After 15 cm of snowfall 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24 | 36 hours from end of weather event See below
Intersections/ bus stops After sidewalks are completed 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25 | 48 hours from end of weather event See below