Snow Update #2 – what the next couple days looks like

Municipal staff and contractors are focused on improving mobility and accessibility for all as quickly as possible, given the amount of work to be completed. Crews will be targeting clearing of crosswalks, intersections, and providing access to push buttons over the next few days.

It is not expected that all sidewalks can be fully accessible (ie completely cleared) for ten to 14 days.

Personally, I think if you can, shovel your sidewalk. We all need to dig deep (pun intended).

  • Municipal offices & rec centres will be open tomorrow for regular business hours
  • All main roads and transit routes are open and passable
  • Transit is back on the road
  • 99% of residential streets have received (at least) a cut-through
  • 80% of residential streets have been cleared; however, where banks reached capacity, clearing to the curb has not been possible.
  • Sidewalk clearing is underway but it is slow.
  • Business areas, main arterials and transit and accessibility are the priority – HRM has brought in additional equipment to start tonight and into tomorrow morning including:
    • Large snow blowers
    • Loaders and back loaders
    • Assorted dumptrucks for hauling snow

The overnight winter parking ban will be enforced from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 15. Vehicles must be off-street during these hours or they will be subject to ticketing and towing.