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Halifax Regional Police and RCMP remind motorists to drive carefully during storm

Halifax Regional Police and the RCMP are currently onscene or responding to a number of motor vehicle collisions in the Halifax Regional Municipality.  Partners in Policing are advising motorists to adjust their driving habits for the weather conditions. A winter storm warning is in effect, which may bring with it icy conditions, poor visibility and blowing snow.

HRP and RCMP remind motorists to clear snow and ice from all windows and mirrors on their vehicle as well as from the roof to prevent blowing snow before they start out on the road. Drivers are also asked to adjust their driving habits and be mindful of the changing road conditions during the storm.

A vehicle’s stopping distance increases when it’s slippery so allow extra space between your vehicle and the one ahead of you. When approaching a red light or stop sign, begin stopping earlier to help prevent sliding into the intersection. Visibility may also be an issue. As always, pedestrians and motorists are asked to look out for one another. For updates on road conditions please call 511 or follow @511ns on Twitter.

The municipal overnight winter parking ban will be enforced overnight Sunday, Jan. 17, 1-6 a.m., to allow crews to properly clear the streets and sidewalks. Vehicles must be off municipal streets during the hours or 1 am and 6 am. Residents should also be aware that under section 139 of the Nova Scotia Motor Vehicle Act, tickets can be issued and vehicles can be towed any time, day or night, if they are parked in a manner that interferes with snow clearing.

Source: Release

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