Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020 (Halifax, NS) – The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents of the following updates and impacts to municipal services as a result of the Hurricane Teddy.
The following information is correct as of 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 22.
Heavy rain with accumulation up to 130 mm and sustained high winds of 90km/h and gusts up to 120 km/h are expected to begin Tuesday afternoon, and continue overnight into Wednesday.
High storm surges are expected, and all residents should stay away from all areas of the coast or any low-lying areas. Be ready to move inland or to higher ground.
The largest threat to homes and property is flying debris. Please move umbrellas and patio furniture inside and remove anything that high winds could pick up such as garbage containers/bags, flower pots, toys etc. All election signage should also be removed.
Halifax Transit ferry service is being suspended as of approximately 2:30 p.m. today and a further announcement will be made on service resuming on Wednesday. Bus and Access-A-Bus service will continue to be monitored and a further update will be provided as the storm progresses.
The last ferry from Halifax to Alderney will run at 2:15 p.m.
The last ferry from Halifax to Woodside will run at 2:22 p.m.
Parks & Recreation
Municipal sports fields, all-weather fields, tracks and baseball diamonds will be closed today and all bookings have been cancelled. An announcement on reopening will be made once the impacts to these facilities have been resolved.
Due to safety concerns, residents are advised to avoid visiting municipal parks until the storm has passed and potential damage, including downed trees, has been addressed.
The status of recreation facilities is also being monitored as the storm progresses. Please call ahead to your local recreation centre for updates.
Curbside collection of garbage, organics, and recyclables is cancelled for Wednesday, Sept. 23 and is rescheduled for Saturday, Sept. 26.
The household special waste depot for Saturday, Sept. 26 is cancelled, and is expected to resume on the following Saturday, Oct. 3. For further schedule details visit our website at: www.halifax.ca/HSWDepot.
Residents and commercial solid waste haulers are also advised that the following facilities will be closed on Wednesday, September 23:
- The public drop off at the Otter Lake Waste Facility at 600 Otter Lake Drive (the transfer station will remain open for commercial haulers)
- The Materials Recycling Facility at 20 Horseshoe Lake Drive
- The Composting Facilities at 80 Gloria McCluskey Avenue in Burnside and 61 Evergreen Place in Goodwood
- The rural refuse depot located at 21611 Highway 7 in Sheet Harbour
For further information on solid waste, visit www.halifax.ca/recycle
Please visit halifax.ca/hurricanes or follow @hfxgov on Twitter for all storm-related updates.