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 Monday, Jan. 20, 1 p.m.
Weather Event END TIME: Sunday, Jan. 19, 3 p.m.
Status: The majority of main roads are clear and passable. Sidewalks continue to be serviced. Pedestrians and cyclists should exercise caution and expect isolated icy conditions.
Date & Time of Update: N/A
Status: N/A
Status: The overnight winter parking ban WILL NOT be 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 Monday, Jan. 20, 3 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 Monday, Jan. 20, 3 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 Monday, Jan. 20, 3 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 Cut-throughs completed within first 6 hours and repeated every 8 hours during extended periods of snow Cut-through
After 10 cm of snowfall Monday, Jan. 20, 3 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 Monday, Jan. 20, 3 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 Monday, Jan. 20, 3 a.m. | 12 hours from end of weather event See below
Main arterials (Priority 1) After 15 cm of snowfall Monday, Jan. 20, 3 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 Monday, Jan. 20, 9 a.m. | 18 hours from end of weather event See below
Residential streets/ walkways (Priority 3) After 15 cm of snowfall Tuesday, Jan. 21, 3 a.m.| 36 hours from end of weather event See below
Intersections/ bus stops After sidewalks are completed Tuesday, Jan. 21, 3 p.m. |48 hours from end of weather event See below