City services shutting down ahead of storm, parking ban enforced

The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents of the following updates and impacts to municipal services as a result of the anticipated weather event.

Municipal offices 
We will be delaying the opening of our offices tomorrow, Friday, March 3, until 10 a.m. We will monitor the weather event and if there is a change in status, an update will be provided. Employees who are able to work from home are being asked to do so.

Safety is the municipality’s top priority. Delaying opening will facilitate clearing efforts by crews and ensure a safer commute for our employees and residents.

Overnight winter parking ban
The overnight winter parking ban will be enforced from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m. on March 3 (in both Zone 1 – Central and Zone 2 – Non-Central), to allow crews to properly clear streets and sidewalks. For more information, visit our website.

Halifax Transit
Halifax Transit will be ending service early tonight, March 2, with no new trips starting after 10 p.m. Halifax Transit will have a delayed start tomorrow morning, March 3, with service resumption ramping up at 10 a.m.  For the most up-to-date information on service disruptions, residents can visit or follow @hfxtransitalert on Twitter.

Solid Waste
Tomorrow’s curbside collection of garbage, organics and recyclables is cancelled. For residents who would normally have collection on Friday, March 3, collection services have been rescheduled to occur on Saturday, March 4. Residents are reminded that collection can begin as early as 7 a.m. 

The Household Special Waste Depot located at 20 Horseshoe Lake Drive will be closed on March 4, but will be open on March 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information visit,

The following facilities will be closed on Friday, March 3:

  • Materials Recycling Facility at 20 Horseshoe Lake Drive in Bayers Lake
  • Composting facilities at 80 Gloria McCluskey Avenue in Burnside and 61 Evergreen Place in Goodwood
  • Rural refuse depots located at 249 Sibley Road in Middle Musquodoboit and 21611 Highway #7 in Sheet Harbour

Source: Release

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