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 Friday, Jan. 17, 7 a.m.
Weather Event END TIME: Friday, Jan. 17, 4 a.m.
Status: Crews are active in all areas, with the majority of main arterials clear and passable. There are strong winds and icy conditions throughout the region. Use caution on the morning commute.
Date & Time of Update: N/A
Status: N/A
Status: The overnight winter parking ban is not in effect
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 Friday, Jan. 17, 4 p.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 Friday, Jan. 17, 4 p.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 Friday, Jan. 17, 4 p.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 Cut-throughs completed within first 6 hours and repeated every 8 hours during extended periods of snow Cut-through
After 10 cm of snowfall Saturday, Jan. 18, 4 a.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 Saturday, Jan. 18, 4 a.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 Friday, Jan. 17, 4 p.m. | 12 hours from end of weather event See below
Main arterials (Priority 1) After 15 cm of snowfall Friday, Jan. 17, 4 p.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 Friday, Jan. 17, 10 p.m.| 18 hours from end of weather event See below
Residential streets/ walkways (Priority 3) After 15 cm of snowfall Saturday, Jan. 18, 4 p.m. | 36 hours from end of weather event See below
Intersections/ bus stops After sidewalks are completed Sunday, Jan. 19, 4 a.m. |48 hours from end of weather event See below