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Catch basins checked to prepare for rain and snowmelt

23-Jan-2012

City of Saint John crews are preparing for rainfall and snowmelt overnight and into tomorrow. As part of the City’s Winter Management Plan, Municipal Operations crews inspect catch basins in known trouble spots on a weekly basis to ensure they are open and ready to handle any run-off.

 Crews will be monitoring flood-prone areas this week. Approximately 10 millimeters of rain is forecast for tonight and tomorrow, and temperatures are expected to be well above freezing tomorrow and Wednesday.

Any freeze-and-thaw cycle can cause ice to form on the streets and sidewalks .Crews will be out to put down salt and sand, as required, but citizens are reminded to drive carefully as the temperature changes later this week. The freeze-and-thaw cycle can also encourage the formation of potholes in our streets. Potholes can be reported to Municipal Operations by calling 658-4455 or emailing saintjohn.ca.

For more information about the Winter Management Plan, visit saintjohn.ca/winter or call 658-4455.