UPDATE: The Halifax Regional Municipality now says Halifax Transit service is not expected to resume until noon Saturday.
In addition, many municipal recreation facilities will delay opening.
Halifax Transit will be suspending bus, Access-A-Bus and ferry service early.
A winter storm warning is in effect for the Halifax Regional Municipality, with rain, freezing rain, ice pellets, snow, high winds and cold temperatures all in the forecast.
Transit will stop running at 9 p.m. Friday, and it's expected it won't resume until at least 9 a.m. Saturday.
"Any buses in service prior to 9 p.m. today will complete their routes," HRM said in a news release.
HRM has already announced the parking ban will be enforced in both zones overnight from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m. Saturday.
The municipality is also urging Haligonians to prepare for the possibility of power outages.
"Emergency food and water should be on hand for all family members, including pets," it said. "All personal vehicles should be filled with fuel and cell phones should be charged."
"Many households are now solely reliant on cell phones, so battery chargers are recommended. Flashlights should also be equipped with new batteries."
It's also a good idea to make sure you have any medications you need for yourself, family members or pets, and any special items, like infant formula or medical equipment.