Municipality Lifts Enforcement of Overnight Winter Parking Ban

The Halifax Regional Municipality has lifted enforcement of the overnight winter parking ban until further notice.

Snow Clearing Update

Main arterial streets are clear and passable with snow in isolated areas. Most residential streets have been plowed and treated with de-icing materials and the remaining areas will be addressed today. Sidewalk operations will continue today however, clearing timelines will be exceeded due to exceptional weather conditions. The two most recent storms presented more than 30 cms of snow followed by ice pellets, freezing rain and rain as well as rapidly changing temperatures. Crews will continue working until all streets and sidewalks are clear and safe. Motorists and pedestrians should exercise caution and expect winter conditions as cleanup is ongoing.

Important reminder: Vehicles can be towed any time during the day or night, any day of the year, if they are interfering with snow-clearing operations, as per Section 139 of theNova Scotia Motor Vehicle Act.

The municipal overnight winter parking ban is in effect until Mar. 31, 2019. The ban is enforced from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m. during declared weather events and clearing operations. The easiest way to stay informed is to register for automated notifications by visiting Subscribers will receive timely alerts by phone, email, and/or text message when the ban is in effect and again when it is lifted. For updates on the status of the parking ban you can also follow​ @hfxgov​ on Twitter, visit or call 311.

To help avoid a ticket, and the hassle and costs of being towed, residents should ask themselves these four questions when considering parking on the street this winter:

  • ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​Is the overnight parking ban currently being enforced?
  • ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​Is your car causing a safety issue?
  • ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​Is it making the road impassable?
  • ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​Is it impeding snow operations underway in the area?

If the answer to any of these questions is yes, do not park on the street. The municipality doesn’t want to ticket or tow — the objective is to keep vehicles off the streets to facilitate efficient and safe clearing. This, in turn, ensures emergency vehicles, buses and other traffic have proper access.

Think before you park this winter — it will help make the season a little easier on everyone.

For more information on municipal winter operations, please visit


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