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City of Saint John Prepares for Winter Storm

03-Jan-2018

With a snow and freezing rain warning in effect for tomorrow, the City of Saint John Transportation and Environment Services will be working hard to keep the streets and sidewalks clear and safe for motorists and pedestrians. 

The snow and rain is expected to make road conditions hazardous and reduce visibility. Motorists should prepare for changing and deteriorating travel conditions, and are reminded to drive carefully. When possible, people should stay off the roads, especially during the height of the storm.

City staff will be working within the Winter Management Plan to meet the established service objectives, once the storm ends, according to priority and based on the storm severity. Major arteries, highway connections and emergency routes will be cleared constantly during the storm, with major bus routes, and streets connecting schools, community centres and business districts as the second priority.

The necessary equipment inspections and operations coordination is now underway and will continue until the storm event has passed. Please assist your neighbours and the City by using your available off-street parking to ensure the most efficient snow plowing and snow removal operation possible.

The safety of our citizens and staff is our number one priority. Crews have been out checking and clearing inlets and outlets, clearing catch basins, and taking an inventory of signage and barricades. Saint John EMO will monitor and is prepared to respond if necessary.

To prepare for the event of a prolonged power outage, citizens are reminded to have everything they need for at least 72 hours following a storm. This includes preparing an emergency kit for the home and car. An emergency kit should include food, water, batteries, a battery-powered radio, first-aid supplies and any special items such as prescriptions, infant formula and equipment for people with disabilities.

To sign up to receive emergency notifications, visit the City's Emergency Alert System on www.saintjohn.ca

To report flooding, contact the City’s Customer Service at 658-4455. 

To find out whether a temporary overnight parking ban has been declared, call 658-4040.

To report a fallen power line or power outages, call SJ Energy at 658-5252 or visit them online

For emergencies, call 911.

For updates, visit www.saintjohn.ca, and follow us on Twitter or Facebook.

 

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