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HRM Urban Core Overnight Winter Parking Ban Not in Effect Yet

(Monday, December 5/05)-- Motorists are advised that the provincial Overnight Winter Parking Ban for areas located outside of the urban core comes into affect on Monday, December 12, 2005.

However, as in previous years, the HRM Overnight Winter Parking Ban for the urban core will be determined by the prevailing weather conditions.

HRM will notify the public through the media in advance of the implementation. Once the ban comes into effect, it will apply each night from 1:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. until March 31, 2006, regardless of weather conditions.

In short, the provincial ban affects streets and roads primarily located in the former County of Halifax that are maintained by the Nova Scotia Department of Transportation and Public Works. The urban core ban affects streets and roads that are maintained by the HRM Transportation and Public Works.

However, residents are reminded that Section 139 of the Motor Vehicle Act provides that parked vehicles obstructing snow removal or winter maintenance operations may be removed at the owner’s cost---- regardless of time or date.

HRM advises residents that having streets free and clear of parked vehicles during snow storms makes for more efficient and cost-effective snow removal operations. It also provides for better access/mobility by emergency response agencies.

For future updates, log onto or call 490-4000.


John O’Brien
Manager, Corporate Communications
(902) 490-6531




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