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Municipal Update on Post-Tropical Storm Lee Impacts

The Halifax Regional Municipality is inform residents of the following updates and impacts to municipal services following Post-Tropical Storm Lee. Adjustments to municipal services will continue. For the latest information, visit our website.


All municipal roads are open.

Crews work around the clock to clear tree debris, brush and branches from roads and bike paths. Safety is a top priority and staff will continue to clean up debris until work is completed. Please exercise caution.

Due to prolonged power outages in the municipality, many traffic lights are not working. Residents are reminded that if traffic signals are not working, they should treat the intersection as a four-way stop.

Residents are asked to report any damage to 311.

Register for hfxALERT, the municipality’s mass notification system for receiving urgent and non-urgent public alerts by telephone, email or SMS. Register here.

For more information on what residents can do following severe weather, visit our website.

Solid waste

Residents are reminded that there is a weekly green cart collection. As part of this service, bundles of tree waste are accepted. Acceptable limits are five packages of tree waste. Tree waste should be tied into load-sized bundles. No package may exceed 75 pounds and no individual piece may be more than four feet long or more than eight inches in diameter. Up to 20 paper bags containing garden waste will also be accepted.

For more information, visit our website.

Parks and recreation centers

Most municipal recreation centers will operate normal hours on Monday, September 18. Due to power outages, some facilities may remain closed. Please call your Local leisure center for more information.

Halifax Public Gardens and Point Pleasant Park will reopen on Monday, September 18; however, Camp Hill Cemetery will remain closed until further notice.

There are still areas in several city parks that need to be cleared of downed trees and debris caused by the storm. Residents are reminded to obey signage and stay away from barricaded areas.

Residents are also advised to check the ground conditions on our website.

Halifax Transit

Ferry, conventional bus and Access-A-Bus travel is expected to continue as planned on Monday, September 18. Updates are shared on well as Twitter (X).

Help fight homelessness

As previously announced, the Province of Nova Scotia operated the following emergency shelters for people experiencing homelessness beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday, September 15:

  • Captain Spry Community Center (16 Sussex Street, Halifax)
  • St. Matthew Church (1479 Barrington Street, Halifax)
  • Beacon House (125 Metropolitan Avenue, Lower Sackville)

The Beacon House emergency shelter will continue to operate until 8 a.m. on Monday, September 18. The emergency shelters at Captain Spry Community Center and St. Matthew’s Church were closed today.

Well water

Residents who have a private well or who draw water from nearby lakes or other bodies of water typically use pumps to supply water to their homes and buildings. During a power outage this may be interrupted, and there is also a risk of water contamination from flooding and surface pollution. For more information and resources, visit the Province of Nova Scotia website. website.

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