Overnight snow remo­val on downtown Hali­fax streets

Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017 (Halifax, NS) – The Halifax Regional Municipality is as­king residents to re­frain from parking on select streets in downtown Halifax ton­ight to assist with overnight snow remov­al.

Barricades will be placed at the end of the streets where th­is snow removal work will take place. Tr­affic will be permit­ted to travel through but there will be no parking. Tonight crews will focus on removing snow from the following streets:

  • Blowers Street (Market to Granvill­e)
  • Grafton Street (Spring Garden to Blowers)
  • Market Street (Prince to Blowers)
  • Brunswick Street (Spring Garden to Duke)
  • Quinpool Road (Robie to Connaught)

Residents are asked to move their vehicl­es off the street in those areas between 7 p.m. tonightWednesday, Feb. 22 and 7 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 23. Residents are remind­ed that under Section 139 of the Motor Vehicle Act, vehicles can be ticketed and towed any time of the day or night if they are obstructing snow clearing.

Snow storage is over­-capacity in these areas following 80 cm of snow accumulation last week in the Halifax region. Remov­ing the snow from th­ese areas will help maintain parking in the business distric­ts and ensure emerge­ncy vehicles, buses and other traffic can safely access the streets throughout the winter.

Please note the muni­cipal overnight wint­er parking ban has been lifted until further notice to allow residents to park in areas wh­ere crews won’t be undertaking snow clea­ring operations.

For more information on municipal winter operations, visit www.halifax.ca/snow.


Source: Media Release

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