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Ice Storm Downs Trees, Power Lines

(Saturday, March 31/ 2001)- Halifax Regional Municipality crews have been working throughout the day, and will continue working Sunday, in an effort to clean-up downed trees and branches on local streets and roads due to this weekend's ice storm.

Municipal workers have been assisting Nova Scotia Power crews clear downed power lines on streets in the hardest hit areas of Halifax and Dartmouth.

Point Pleasant Park has been closed to the public, due to the significant number of downed trees and power lines there. HRM staff will be assessing the damage to the park today and tomorrow. The clean-up effort in the Park will begin Monday, after the streets and roads throughout the municipality have been cleared.

Point Pleasant Park is not expected to be re-opened until at this Thursday, April 5th, at the earliest. It received considerable damage as a result of the storm.

Other HRM parks received some minor damage, but remain open to the public. Works crews have completed a preliminary assessment of these parks, and will be conducting a more detailed assessment tomorrow and Monday.

The public is advised to use caution when using any HRM parks or municipal wooded areas.

Residents are also urged to report any downed trees or limbs on streets, roads or any other municipally-owned areas to HRM Parks and Recreation Services at 490-4880 or 490-4000.


Peter Bigelow
Manager, Parks and Open Spaces
(902) 452-0617

John O'Brien
Corporate Communications Officer
(902) 490-6531

Above content last modified Wednesday, May 22, 2024 at 4:36pm.