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Overnight Snow Removal Continuing Tonight

Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016 (Halifax, NS) – The Halifax Regional Municipality appreciates residents’ continued cooperation to find off-street parking in areas of downtown Halifax and Dartmouth and cul-de-sacs in residential areas where crews are doing overnight snow removal this week.

The municipal overnight parking ban has been lifted until further notice to allow residents to park in areas where crews won’t be working.

Residents are asked to move their vehicles off the street between 8 p.m. tonight and 8 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, in the following areas to ensure crews can

safely and efficiently remove snow and improve curb cuts:

Portland Street from Wentworth Street to Victoria Road Dundas Street from Portland Street to Alderney Drive Victoria Road from Portland Street to Octerloney Street Queen Street from Dundas Street to Victoria Road Barrington Street from Duke Street to South Street Gottingen Street from Uniacke Street to Rainnie Drive Brunswick Street from Duke Street to Spring Garden Road Cul-de-sacs in residential areas serviced by performance-based contractors.

Residents are reminded that under Section 139 of the Motor Vehicle Act, vehicles can be ticketed or towed any time of the day or night if they are obstructing snow clearing.

With another significant storm expected this weekend, it’s important for crews to remove what snow they can now. Last season, frequent back-to-back storms made snow storage an ongoing issue for sidewalk clearing and access to bus stops, particularly in the urban core.

This year, rather than waiting for snow to accumulate, the municipality is taking a more proactive approach by removing snow in problem areas in between weather events. This will help maintain parking in the business districts and ensure emergency vehicles, buses and other traffic can safely access the streets throughout the winter. Crews will be out every evening this week doing this work.

Source: Release

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