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Halifax Regional Municipality asks residents to use caution on area roads

There are a few roads closed due to damage or risk of storm surge
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Rte 207/Lawrencetown Road in Lawrencetown (Photo courtesy of Nova Scotia's Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal/Twitter)

NEWS RELEASE
HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY
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The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents to use caution while traveling within the Halifax region and surrounding areas. 

Wind speeds remain high across the municipality. As temperatures drop, roads will become slippery. Crews are out salting roads and will continue throughout the day as needed. 

There are a few roads closed due to damage or risk of storm surge. Detours are in place and motorists are asked to plan for extra travel time.

Crews are working to remove debris and residents are asked to recover items that may have blown off their property.

Current Road Closures
 

  • Keefe Road, Purcells Cove   
  • St. Margaret’s Bay Road closed between Upper Tantallon and Hubbards 
  • Lawrencetown Beach Road

 
Comfort Centres

All municipal comfort centres have now closed.

The Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) will work with Nova Scotia Power to continue to assess the need for comfort centres. If a new location opens, it will be publicly communicated.

 
Halifax Transit

 All bus and ferry service has been restored.

Several buses have been detoured as a result of bridge restrictions and road closures. Riders are asked to plan for extra travel time.

 
Parks and Recreation

The Public Gardens will remain closed today.

Park visitors are asked to use caution as debris may impact trails or parking lots. If visiting an ocean-side park, please avoid areas near the water, as we are still experiencing high tides and strong waves. 

Many municipal recreation facilities are open today, however, some are still without power. Please call your facility to see if your program is still on schedule.


Service Updates

For all service updates, please visit our website and follow @hfxgov on Twitter. For other outstanding questions, residents can call 311.

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