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Overnight parking ban will be enforced 1 a.m. to 6 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18

Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013 (Halifax, NS) – Please be advised that the overnight winter parking ban will be enforced from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, while municipal operations works to clear the streets and sidewalks of the snow that is forecast for tonight.

Vehicles must be off HRM streets during these hours to accommodate effective clearing operations. Residents should also be aware that under section 139 of the Motor Vehicle Act, tickets can be issued and vehicles can be towed any time they are parked in a manner that interferes with snow clearing.

The overnight winter parking ban is in effect from now until March 31, 2014. However, it will only be enforced during declared snow and ice events, such as tonight. Right now forecasts are calling for snow beginning after midnight with an accumulation of up to five centimetres in most areas.

The easiest way to be prepared when snow is coming is to sign up for CityWatch notifications of parking bans. Fill out a registration form at, email or call 311. Subscribers will receive timely alerts by phone, email, and/or text message when the ban is in effect and again when it is lifted. Residents who received these notifications last winter will continue to receive the service this year. Standard text messaging rates apply.

For more information on snow clearing operations and municipal service standards please visit


Media Contact:
Jennifer Stewart
HRM Communications

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