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Hurricane Dorian: Update and service impacts
The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents of the following updates and impacts to municipal services as a result of Hurricane Dorian.
Weather, Safety and Road Conditions Update:
A generic boil water advisory is in effect for residents drawing drinking water from surface water sources (e.g. lakes). For questions on this advisory, please contact 1-800-565-1633
Wind speeds and heavy rain are increasing steadily as the storm progresses.
Weather conditions are dangerous. The public is urged to stay off the roads for their own safety and avoid impeding efforts by first responders in emergency situations.
The road to Peggy’s Cove, Lawrencetown Road, and Highway Number 7 into Seaforth and Chezzetcook have been closed.
All Halifax Transit services are cancelled until Sunday at noon.
All municipally owned and operated facilities are closed as of Saturday at 1 p.m. A further update to facilities reopening will be made on Sunday.
Municipal sports fields, all-weather fields, tracks and baseball diamonds will be closed for the weekend and bookings will be cancelled.
Due to safety concerns, residents are advised to avoid visiting municipal parks until the storm has passed and potential damage, including downed trees, has been addressed.
Residents can also call 311 for updated information on municipal services or to report issues such as flooding, downed trees or blocked roadways. For emergencies, residents should call 911.
Safety is the municipality’s top priority. Please visit Halifax.ca or follow @hfxgov on Twitter for all storm-related updates.