HALIFAX – The cleanup continues in the Halifax-area after the third snowstorm in less than two weeks hit the region and brought roughly 15 centimetres of snow along with it coupled with gusty winds.
A Winter Storm Warning has ended for the area but winter operations crews continue to cleanup after roughly 80 centimetres of snow has fallen on the region this week, with crews focusing on plowing the most recent storm before turning attention back to snow removal.
Resources and extra equipment are expected to switch back to to snow removal on sidewalks that haven’t been cleared yet overnight into Friday, while traffic restrictions will also be in place in a number of places from 11 p.m. Thursday to 6 a.m. Friday to allow for snow removal.
This includes the block where Province House sits and the surrounding streets of Granville, Prince, Hollis and George, as well as Hollis Street from Cogswell Street to Barrington Street and Lower Water Street from Terminal Road to Upper Water Street.
In Dartmouth, Ochterloney Street from Maple Street to Alderney Drive, Queen Street from Alderney to Irishtown Road and Portland Street to Alderney will also have the same rolling closures overnight to allow for snow removal.
Snow removal at bus stops is also expected to continue but has been slowed down by the sheer amount of snow and all sidewalks in the Municipality are not expected to be cleared for at least 12 days.
The overnight winter parking ban is being enforced once again on Friday from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m. so drivers parked on the street risk a ticket or tow and it’s expected to be in place until further notice to allow for snow clearing.