The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that several comfort centres have now opened in select areas across the municipality.
The municipality is recommending that residents living in flood-prone areas, or locations with only one access point, to stay with friends or family for the night, or if needed, visit the nearest comfort centre in advance of the storm and remain at that location until it is safe to return home.
Comfort centre locations are as follows:
· NS Power Halifax Headquarters, 1223 Lower Water St. – OPEN
· Sheet Harbour Legion in Watt Section, 6644 Highway – OPEN
· Moser River Community Centre, 36 Parlee Rd. – OPEN
· Gaetz Brook Royal Canadian Legion, 6644 Nova Scotia Trunk 7, Head of Chezzetcook – Open at 6 p.m.
· Musquodoboit Harbour Community Centre Rink, 67 Park Rd. – Open at 6 p.m.
· Station 26, 51 Old Trunk Road, Oyster Pond – Open at 6 p.m.
· Prospect Road Community Centre, 2141 Prospect Rd, Hatchet Lake – Open at 6 p.m.
· St. Margaret’s Bay Road Community Centre, 1492 St. Margaret’s Bay Rd. – Open at 6 p.m.
· Canada Games Centre, 26 Thomas Raddall Dr. – Open at 7 p.m.
· Station 16 Community Centre, 1807 Caldwell Road, Eastern Passage – Open at 7 p.m.
· Findlay Centre, 26 Elliot St. – Open 7 p.m.
The municipality deems the following areas as higher risk for flooding:
· Entire Bedford Flood Plain
· Armdale Rotary
· Low lying areas adjacent to Purcells Cove Rd
· Lawrencetown areas
· Bedford Hwy, particularly near Mount Saint Vincent University
· Lower Water Street
· Alderney Gate Boulevard
· Inglis Street/ Barrington Street
· Hammonds Plains/ Bluewater
· Union Street in Bedford
· Pleasant Street, near Mount Hope Ave in Dartmouth
· Cow Bay Causeway
For all other municipal service updates, please visit https://www.halifax.ca/transportation/winter-operations/service-updates/#impactonservices.
Motorists are advised to stay off the roads if possible. Those traveling are asked to use caution and stay safe.
Source: Media Release