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Snow and rain mix expected to make a messy morning commute

Special weather statement in effect for Halifax area calling for five to 15 cm of snow changing to rain.

Jeff Harper/Metro Halifax File

Get ready for the possibility of a messy Wednesday morning commute.

Residents in the Halifax area are being advised by municipal officials to expect winter conditions overnight Tuesday and on Wednesday morning and to prepare accordingly.

Environment Canada has a special weather statement in effect for Halifax Metro and Halifax County West. Snow is expected to spread across parts of the region tonight. It will change to rain through the course of Wednesday morning.

In a media release, the municipality said its winter operations crews are mobilized and undertaking pre-treatment of streets and sidewalks Tuesday through a combination of salt and liquid brine application.

Crews will be on standby to clear the snow that’s expected to accumulate in amounts between five to 15 cm depending on your location in the Halifax region.

Residents are asked to assist municipal crews by removing from their properties any obstructions or hazards that could interfere with the ability to properly clear streets and sidewalks of snow and ice.

The municipality also reminds residents to secure off-street parking for the winter months to allow snow plow operators to safely clear the streets and sidewalks.

The overnight winter parking ban will be in place again during declared weather events between Dec. 15, 2016 and Mar. 31, 2017.

For the most up to date information before, during and after a winter storm, visit www.halifax.ca/snow, follow @hfxgov on Twitter, or call 311.

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