Tuesday, March 17, 2015 (Halifax, NS) – Due to the severe weather forecast for overnight tonight and tomorrow, the Halifax Regional Municipality has decided to temporarily suspend Halifax Transit bus and ferry services on Wednesday, March 18.
This means the buses and ferries, including Access-A-Bus vehicles, will not run before 10 a.m. Wednesday, at the earliest. Staff will monitor the weather and road conditions and provide an update on service at 10 a.m. At that time, it will be determined if service will be cancelled for the rest of the day or reinstated at a later hour.
Environment Canada has a winter storm warning in effect for Halifax Metro and Halifax County West. This system will bring snow, strong winds and blowing snow to much of the Maritimes, with some areas forecast to receive up to 35 centimetres by Wednesday evening.
The safety of passengers and Halifax Transit operators is the municipality’s top priority. The municipality is anticipating that clearing operations for this storm will be challenging due to the ongoing cleanup from Sunday’s storm that has already narrowed streets in many areas. Keeping the buses off the roads, even temporarily, will help crews properly clear main arterial routes.
For regular storm updates and more information on snow clearing, residents can visit www.halifax.ca/snow.