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Ongoing Storm and Cleanup Affecting Municipal Services

Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016 (Halifax, NS) – The ongoing winter storm and clearing of the streets and sidewalks around the Halifax region is affecting some municipal programs, services and offices this morning.

It is still snowing in some areas right now and between 15 and 20 centimetres of snow has already fallen. It is expected to change over to rain shortly. Crews were out overnight clearing the main arterial routes and will continue today with these, as well as residential side streets and sidewalks.

All municipal offices will delay opening today until 10:30 a.m. due to the inclement weather and to facilitate the ongoing cleanup. The Committee of the Whole budget meeting scheduled for this morning at City Hall will also be delayed and the new start time will be confirmed shortly.

Several Halifax Transit bus routes are operating on snow plans right now. Transit staff will continue assessing the weather and road conditions throughout the day. The ferries are operating on their regular schedule. Updates on individual bus routes are available by following @hfxtransit on Twitter, which is also streamed online at http://www.halifax.ca/transit.

Several Halifax Recreation programs and services are also delayed. Residents are asked to contact their respective facility before heading out for further updates on delays, closures and cancellations.

Residents are reminded that curbside collection of garbage, organics, and recyclables is cancelled for today, Jan. 13. Please do not place materials curbside for collection. Residents who normally have collection on Wednesday should instead place their waste at the curb before 7 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 16.

As well, the following Solid Waste facilities will be closed today:

Otter Lake waste processing & disposal facilities at 600 Otter Lake Dr. Materials recovery facility at 20 Horseshoe Lake Dr. Composting facilities at 80 Gloria McCluskey Ave. in Burnside and 61 Evergreen Place in Goodwood

In lieu of the closure today, these facilities will be open regular (weekday) operating hours on Saturday, Jan. 16.

For more information on clearing operations, the overnight winter parking ban and any impact on municipal services, please visit

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