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Advisory – City Preparing for Rainfall

Mon April 23, 2012
Heavy rain is being forecasted for this evening and tomorrow for Saint John.

The City of Saint John Municipal Operations will be monitoring the weather conditions and clearing and maintaining drainage paths.

Residents in low-lying areas or areas susceptible to flooding should take steps to prepare for potential flooding. Residents are advised to check eaves troughs and drainage swales, as well as catch basins or ditches on or near their property for debris.

Residents are advised to use caution when driving and to observe barricades and road closures. Police will be monitoring any flooded roads and taking appropriate measures, including enforcement to ensure compliance with barricades and/or traffic signs, and obeying police officers signals.

Saint John Water will be monitoring water quality closely in the two surface water supplies – Latimer Lake and Spruce Lake. As well, crews are completing preparatory maintenance work in advance of the rainfall to ensure wastewater pumping stations and wastewater treatment facilities are prepared for heavy rains.

Please listen to local radio stations or check the City of Saint John website at www.saintjohn.ca for updates or special announcements related to the effects of the storm.