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PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
Refuse Collection Delayed Due to Storm
(13:30 p.m.--Thursday, November 7/2002)--Residents of Halifax Regional Municipality are advised that private haulers are experiencing some delays in the collection of solid waste today (refuse, organics and recyclables). However, collection is expected to be completed by this evening.
Acadia School in Sackville has no power in the building, and as a result,. The Planning and Development Offices in that building have been closed for the remainder of the day. All phones at this location have been forwarded to the remaining two Planning offices, at West End Mall and Alderney Gate. These offices remain open.
The Halifax Public Gardens has been closed to the public today (November 7th) due to winter storm conditions. The Gardens will re-open to the public on Friday, November 8th and will remain open til 5 p.m. on Monday, November 11th when it then will close for the season.
Snow and ice maintenance crews are continuing plowing operations, but are being hampered in some areas due to downed power lines. Residents are urged to report downed power lines in their area to Nova Scotia Power.
Parks and Open Spaces employees continuing to remove tree limbs that are partially down or hanging on many streets and roads. They are responding on a priority basis today, and the public is asked to report limb damage to 490-4000.
In cases where limbs or branches off city trees fall on private property, residents are urged to gather the debris and place it between the curb and sidewalk. Crews will be out over the next few weeks to collect these materials.
Transit service is almost back to normal. However, there are still a few detours on some routes because of road conditions or downed power lines. Some trips on the routes could be running late because of road or traffic conditions.
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Corporate Communications Officer