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Overnight winter parking ban returns to Halifax

The overnight winter parking ban is back. File/Global News

The overnight winter parking ban is back in Halifax. The city says the ban will be enforced Friday morning, to allow city crews to properly clear both streets and sidewalks.

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That means vehicles must be off all municipal streets between 1 and 6 a.m.

In addition to the parking ban, the city is reminding residents that they can be ticketed or towed at any time if they are parked in a way that interferes with snow clearing.

Light snow is expected in Halifax Thursday, with the potential for a mix of rain and snow along the coast.

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City officials say winter operations crews will be applying salt and sand to roads and sidewalks in anticipation of deep freezing temperatures overnight Thursday and into Friday.

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They say the parking ban will enable crews to push back any remaining snow on the streets from Monday’s snowfall, reducing the risk of that snow freezing in place and impeding regular travel.

READ MORE: Snow-clearing on sidewalks still a concern for Halifax residents

The overnight winter parking ban is in effect from now until Mar. 31, 2017. You are able to sign up for automated notifications here.

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