Sunday, Mar. 29, 2015 (Halifax, NS) – The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that the overnight winter parking ban will be enforced from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m., Monday, Mar. 30, to assist crews with snow clearing and removal efforts across the Halifax region.
Crews continue work today to push back Priority 1 main routes and arterials, clear Priority 2 residential side streets and plow sidewalks, following 15-20 centimetres of snow accumulation overnight Saturday. Overnight tonight crews will begin clearing and removing snow from bus stops and accessible parking zones, in addition to continued clearing and widening of Priority 1 and 2 main routes and side streets. Crews will also focus efforts on clearing targeted catch basins that may have been filled back in during plowing operations in anticipation of forecasted rain for our region within the next few days.
Typically, the overnight parking ban is in effect until March 31, and enforced only during bad weather and snow removal operations; however, the municipality has the ability to extend the overnight parking ban regulations until April 15, if winter conditions persist.
The municipal Traffic Authority has taken the step this season to extend the regulations. That means the overnight ban may be enforced past March 31, if it’s needed.
The municipality would like to thank residents for their patience and continued cooperation over the past couple of months. It has been a difficult winter season but your help to find off-street parking has made it safer and easier for crews to clear the streets.
For more information on municipal winter operations, please visit www.halifax.ca/snow.