February 6, 2017
Now that winter is upon us, here are a few reminders regarding Winter Operations.
Quinpool Road Service Standards – Quinpool Road is a Priority One street and the snow clearing service standard is 12 hours after the weather event has ended. Side streets have a Priority Two service standard of 24 hours. If you have a concern regarding snow removal, please contact 311, where city staff members will be available to take your calls.
Sidewalk Service Standards – Priority 1 sidewalks include those along main arterials and within the downtown core, including Quinpool Road. The goal is to clear these sidewalks within 12 hours of the end of a weather event.
Sandwich Boards – Sandwich boards and other portable signs should not be placed on the sidewalk during weather events and clearing operations. These signs often get in the way of snow removal and can slow operations. The city has advised us that they will be enforcing by-laws regarding sandwich boards and it is very possible that your board could be removed or risk being damaged by equipment. Also, please keep the space between the curb and sidewalk clear as this is the only place that crews can push the snow.
Private property snow removal – Businesses should note that they may be ticketed if they clear snow from private property onto the street or sidewalk.
Winter Parking Ban – The winter parking ban is in effect and will continue until March 31, 2017. It will be enforced only during declared snow and ice events with clearing operations between 1 am to 6 am.
For more information regarding HRM’s Winter Operations for 2017, please visit the HRM Winter Ops Web Site