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Public Service Announcement
Winter Parking Information Hotline Begins Operation Monday
(Friday, January 11/2002)-- The Halifax Regional Municipality's new Winter Parking Information Hotline ---490-SNOW (7669)-- goes into operation on Monday, January 14th at 7:30 a.m.
The hotline will assist the public in understanding and recognizing their responsibility, under Section 139 of the Motor Vehicle Act, for keeping streets safe and accessible during winter conditions.
The Winter Parking Information Hotline will be managed by the Corporate Call Centre and winter parking information will be provided by Public Works and Transportation supervisors, as it becomes available. Updates would be provided every four (4) to five(5) hours daily, between 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. as required.
The hotline system will offer three separate message boxes, which will enable a caller to specify the region they want information about, eg. Western, Eastern, and Central. When a caller chooses the appropriate region, he/she will hear a message regarding winter maintenance activities in that region, as well as hear the boundaries of that region.
The HRM Website will be used as a companion to the Winter Parking Information Hotline. All information available on the Information Hotline would also be available on the HRM Website at www.halifax.ca by clicking on the "Winter Parking Hotline" icon.
Please Note***Both the Winter Parking Information Hotline and the HRM Website (Winter Parking) are not intended to replace the good judgement of citizens, who are responsible for removing their vehicles from the streets when winter conditions warrant. These information tools would be provided only as a means to assist residents in making those decisions, when necessary. The Motor Vehicle Act, section 139, places that responsibility clearly with the vehicle owner.
Corporate Communications Officer