Snow Update – January 4 (Overnight parking ban tonight!)

Service Standards
  • Priority 1 Streets: cleared within12 hours following end of snowfall.
  • Priority 2 Streets: center-line cut for access after 10cms accumulation and cleared within 24 hours following the end of snowfall.
  • Priority 1Main Arterial Sidewalks: cleared within 12 hours following end of snowfall
  • Priority 2 Transit Sidewalks: cleared within 18 hours following end of snowfall.
  • Priority 3 Local Sidewalks: cleared within 36 hours from end of snowfall.
Event Update January 4th – 09:00
As forecasted, the Halifax Regional Municipality has been blanketed by10-15cm of snow with an expected transition to ice-pellets and rain between 10:00 and 12:00 this morning.
Road Operations crews have been mobilized overnight and will continue to plow all routes through the day Sunday.‎ Main and arterial streets will continue to be plowed all day and center-line cuts have been started on secondary streets.
The transition to ice pellets and rain will deteriorate driving conditions and will cause surface ice-pack as moisture comes into contact with the frost that is drawn from the ground. Crews will be plowing and salting during the transition, however slippery surfaces and the formation of ice-pack is inevitable under these conditions.
Motorists and pedestrians can expect slippery roads and sidewalks, and are urged to limit travel.
The overnight winter parking ban will be enforced from 01:00 until 06:00 Monday, ‎January 5th.