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Winter Operations

The Halifax Regional Municipality has a robust Winter Operations program consisting of in-house and contracted operators and equipment. With each weather event, crews are responsible for approximately 3,800 lane kilometres of streets, about 1,000 kilometres of sidewalks and 2,295 bus stops across the Halifax region.

No weather event in progress. For current status go to Service Updates.

Service Updates

Check here for regular updates during the winter months on the weather, when your stree or sidewalk will be cleared, status of the overnight parking ban, impacts on municipal services and other important information.

Fall Leaf Clean-up

Fall leaf clean-up is underway in the heavily-treed areas of the Halifax Peninsula, and other areas of the urban core as required. Find out more about street cleaning, parking restrictions and how to manage leaves on your own property in preparation for winter.

Parking Bans

Think before you park this winter. Get details on the municipal overnight parking ban and other parking restrictions, sign up for notifications and learn more about the role you play in keeping our streets and sidewalks safe and clear.


Do you have a question about Winter Operations? We likely have the answer! Check out our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more.

Winter Operations

Want to know more about the services we deliver during the winter? Learn about the equipment we use, salting and brining practices, municipal service standards and how your street or sidewalk is prioritized.

Let's Get Ready

By working together, we can ensure we’re all better prepared for whatever this winter may bring. Check out these simple steps to plan ahead, protect your property and help clearing go as safely and smoothly as possible.