**** HRM Media Release
Municipality Lifts Enforcement of Overnight Winter Parking Ban
The Halifax Regional Municipality has lifted enforcement of the overnight winter parking ban until further notice.
Snow Clearing Update
Winter operations crews continue to be active in all areas. The majority of main arterials are clear and passable at this time. Bike lanes may be snow covered in some areas. Residents are encouraged to reduce their speed and expect winter conditions.
The overnight winter parking ban is in effect from now until Mar. 31, 2021. However, residents are reminded that Section 139 of the Nova Scotia Motor Vehicle Act states that tickets can be issued and vehicles can be towed any time, day or night, if they are parked in a manner that interferes with snow clearing.
To help avoid a ticket, and the hassle and costs of being towed, residents should ask themselves these four questions when considering parking on the street this winter:
- Is the overnight parking ban currently being enforced?
- Is your car causing a safety issue?
- Is it making the road impassable?
- Is it impeding snow operations underway in the area?
If the answer to any of these questions is yes, do not park on the street. The municipality doesn’t want to ticket or tow — the objective is to keep vehicles off the streets to facilitate efficient and safe clearing. This, in turn, ensures emergency vehicles, buses and other traffic have proper access.
Think before you park this winter — it will help make the season a little easier on everyone.
For more information on municipal winter operations, please visit www.halifax.ca/snow.