New Glasgow Regional Police advise motorists and pedestrians to walk and drive with caution during the winter storm today.
Blowing snow reduces visibility. Icy road conditions also exists during travel. If you have to travel, plan ahead, check for cancellations and drive to the conditions. Remember: Ice and snow, take it slow.
Const. Ken Macdonald, public information officer stated, “Officers have reported on patrols this morning that road conditions are snow covered and slippery. As the day continues, strong winds will result in decreased visibility. Night time will further increase decreased visibility and blowing snow conditions.”
In addition, some vehicles are parked in areas that will interfere with snow removal.
Residents are advised that the winter parking ban will be enforced to allow Public Works crews to properly clear the streets and sidewalks throughout the towns. Residents are also advised that the overnight winter parking ban will be enforced overnight. Vehicles must be off streets during the hours of 1 a.m. to 7 a.m. In addition, under section 139 of the Nova Scotia Motor Vehicle Act, tickets can be issued and vehicles can be towed any time, day or night, if they are parked in a way that interferes with snow clearing.