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 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020
Weather Event END TIME: 2 a.m., Wednesday, Feb.19, 2020
Status: Operations active in all areas. Detail work is ongoing, with the majority of main roads, sidewalks and bike lanes clear and passable. Winter conditions are present in some areas, so please use caution when travelling. This will be the final update for this weather event, pending significant change in conditions.
Date & Time of Update: N/A
Status: N/A
Status: The overnight winter parking ban is currently 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 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb.19 | 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 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb.19 | 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 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb.19 | 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 8 a.m. Wednesday, Feb.19 | Cut-throughs completed within first 6 hours and repeated every 8 hours during extended periods of snow Cut-through
After 10 cm of snowfall 2 a.m. Thursday, Feb.20 | 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 2 a.m. Thursday, Feb.20 | 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 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb.19 | 12 hours from end of weather event See below
Main arterials (Priority 1) After 15 cm of snowfall 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb.19 | 12 hours from end of weather event See below
School drop-off zones and Halifax Transit routes (Priority 2) After 15 cm of snowfall 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb.19 | 18 hours from end of weather event See below
Residential streets/ walkways (Priority 3) After 15 cm of snowfall 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb.20 | 36 hours from end of weather event See below
Intersections/ bus stops After sidewalks are completed 2 a.m. Friday, Feb.21 | 48 hours from end of weather event See below