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Municipality Ready if Winter Storm Hits Halifax Region

Friday, Jan. 22, 2016 (Halifax, NS) – The Halifax Regional Municipality’s Winter Operations team will be monitoring weather forecasts this weekend and crews are ready to be dispatched if the track of the blizzard currently headed toward the eastern United States moves towards Nova Scotia.

Right now forecasts are calling for up to five centimetres of snow in the Halifax region on Sunday, Jan. 24. Any change in the track of this weather system will have an impact on the amount of precipitation this area may receive.

Crews have been out applying brine on the streets and spent most evenings this week doing targeted snow removal in downtown Halifax and Dartmouth, and on cul-de-sacs in residential areas where snow storage is limited. This will help maintain parking in the business districts and ensure emergency vehicles, buses and other traffic can safely access the streets throughout the winter.

Residents are encouraged to keep an eye on weather forecasts this weekend and be prepared to adjust their travel accordingly in case the weather or road conditions change quickly. Residents should also be prepared for challenges associated with bad weather.

Source: Release

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