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HRM parking ban takes effect December 15 to March 31

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - HRM reminds residents that the overnight winter parking ban takes effect starting Saturday, Dec. 15.

HRM’s Traffic Authority is continuing to pilot a new approach to the winter parking ban for a second year. The ban will only be enforced during declared snow and ice operations and will run from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m., ending one hour earlier than in previous years. The ban can be enforced anytime between December 15 and March 31.

HRM stresses the importance of staying informed and planning ahead by securing off-street parking now for when the overnight parking ban is enforced.

Provincial legislation (Section 139 of the Motor Vehicle Act) requires that people remove their vehicles from the streets, day or night, in the event of a snow or ice event. Vehicles obstructing snow removal or winter maintenance operations can be removed at the owner’s cost, regardless of time or date.

Weather conditions and clearing operations will determine how long an overnight ban will be enforced. This year, HRM is offering residents the option to subscribe to notifications letting them know when the overnight winter parking ban will be enforced. Residents can subscribe to our CityWatch program to receive phone and email messages by emailing or by calling 490-7403 with the following information:

  • Please indicate that you are requesting to sign up for notifications about the overnight winter parking ban

  • You have the option to provide up to two phone numbers and up to two email addresses or a combination of both

HRM will issue public service announcements to alert the public when the ban will be enforced and when it has been lifted, and timely information will be posted on and on HRM’s twitter feed “@hfxgov”. Residents can also call 311 for up-to-date information.



Michaelyn Thompson
HRM Communications

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