Monday, April 6, 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., Tuesday, April 7, to assist crews with snow clearing operations across the Halifax region.
Forecasts are calling for eight to 12 centimetres of snow accumulation beginning late this evening and changing to a mix of snow and rain by Tuesday morning. Crews will be mobilized overnight tonight, focusing efforts on Priority 1 main routes and arterials in anticipation of the Tuesday morning commute. Motorists should allow extra travel time on Tuesday morning as the forecasted weather will create slushy, slippery conditions.
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 until April 15.
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.