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Residents Encouraged to Prepare for Mix of Snow and Freezing Rain

Thursday, March 10, 2016 (Halifax, NS) – Winter Operations crews were out yesterday and again today applying brine and salt on the streets and sidewalks in anticipation of the mixed weather expected over the next 24 hours.

There is currently a special weather statement in effect for the Halifax region. Forecasts are calling for as much as 10 centimetres of snow starting later tonight and transitioning to ice pellets and freezing rain early Friday morning.

The timing of the changeover means the morning commute tomorrow will likely be icy and snow-covered in some areas. Residents should consider delaying travel until later in the morning, if possible. If you need to be on the roads, slow down and leave extra time to reach your destination.

Halifax Transit staff will be assessing the weather and road conditions tonight and tomorrow. Updates on individual bus routes will be available by following @hfxtransit on Twitter, which is also streamed online at http://www.halifax.ca/transit.

The weather is not expected to affect collection of garbage, organics and recyclables, although there may be some delays due to road conditions. Residents with Friday collection should ensure their waste is out of the path of snow-clearing equipment.

The overnight winter parking ban will be enforced from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m. Friday. Residents are also reminded that Section 139 of the Nova Scotia Motor Vehicle Act states that tickets can be issued and vehicles can be towed any time, day or night, if they are parked in a manner that interferes with snow clearing.

For more information on municipal Winter Operations and what you can do to plan ahead, visit www.halifax.ca/snow

Source: Release

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