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Preparing for the Winter Season

This helps crews identify obstacles.

Preparing your property also means preparing your vehicles. This is the time of year when motorists should consider tires that have better traction for winter driving. Make an appointment now to change your tires, before you get caught in that first storm.

It’s also a good idea to carry a winter survival kit in your vehicle when travelling during the winter months.

Finally, residents who require off-street parking during the winter should start looking into options now. Vehicles that hang over or are parked on the sidewalk or street during a storm are prone to damage and become a dangerous obstacle for clearing crews.

The overnight winter parking ban will be in effect from Dec. 15, 2014, to March 31, 2015. Like last season, it will be enforced only during declared snow and ice events, from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m. Those in violation of the ban can be ticketed or towed.

The easiest way to stay informed is to sign up for notifications.Residents can also email a request to contact@halifax.ca or call 311. For those who signed up last season, you will continue to receive notifications when the ban will be enforced.

Residents who subscribe will receive timely messages by phone, email, and/or text message, throughout the winter season, about the status of overnight winter parking bans in the Halifax region. As well, the municipality shares regular updates on the parking ban and other snow-related information on its online snow page and via Twitter at @hfxgov. Residents can also call 311 with questions or concerns.

Please remember that winter safety is a shared responsibility. By working together, we can ensure that we’re all better prepared for whatever this winter may bring.

Source: Release

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