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Municipality Lifts Enforcement of Overnight Winter Parking Ban

Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 (Halifax, NS) – The Halifax Regional Municipality has lifted enforcement of the overnight winter parking ban until further notice.                                                                                                                                  

The weather system that hit the Maritimes yesterday brought a total of 8-10 cm of snow and ice pellets. Municipal and contracted crews cleared all main roads and have heavy equipment scraping side roads at this time. Multiple applications of sand and salt will continue throughout the day and evening hours to help release the remaining layer of ice-pack.

The municipality wants to remind residents that the parking ban is in effect from now until March 31; however it will only be enforced during declared snow and ice events or snow-clearing operations, when it will run from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m.

Residents are asked to stay informed and plan ahead by securing off-street parking now for when the overnight winter parking ban is enforced.

The easiest way to be prepared is to sign up for alerts to your phone or email. Sign up online, email contact@halifax.ca or call 311. Residents should note that the registration page is currently not compatible with CHROME web browsers and is not accessible through your smartphone; please use either Internet Explorer or Firefox on a desktop computer. The municipality apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause.

For those who signed up last season, there is no need to sign up again, unless your personal information has changed. You will continue to receive notifications this season when the ban will be enforced. Standard text messaging rates apply.

For more information on municipal winter operations, please visit www.halifax.ca/snow.

Source: Release

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