Snow day in Halifax – snow info for January 22, 2013


Snow this morning means HRSB closed Halifax public schools today.  Acadian and private schools may be open, check respective sites.  HRM Rec is closed until noon, check back at 11am for updates about this afternoon.

For school closure info click here.

For other closure check the CBC site here.

Here is the snow ops update for 8am

Forecast is for 5-10cms of snow ending late afternoon.

Snow started at 6am. Municipal Operation’s crews started anti icing  last evening at 11pm with pre salting on hills  and on P1 roads before start of snow. Contractors were engaged at 5am to be on routes before start of morning commute.

All roads are snow covered. Cold temperatures will decreased speed and effectiveness of salt.

Sidewalks in the capital district were pre salted in advance of the snow.

Service Standards

  • P1 roads: 3 hour turnaround times and clear 12 hours following end of snowfall
  • P2 Roads:  Cut Throughs for access after 10cms accumulations and cleared within 24 hours following the end of snowfall
  • P1: main arterial sidewalks  cleared within 12 hours following end of snowfall
  • P2: Transit sidewalks , cleared within 18hours following end of snowfall
  • P3: Local sidewalks, cleared within 36 hours from end of snowfall

For more information on HRM’s snow plan , please go to