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The City is preparing for snowfall and wants residents to do the same

12-Feb-2019

A winter weather warning has been issued for New Brunswick beginning overnight tonight. Residents should expect and prepare for 20-40 cm of snow, strong winds and some ice pellets or freezing rain into tomorrow. The storm is expected to cause difficult travel conditions.

The City’s Transportation and Environment Service will continue to closely monitor and respond to the storm. Crews will be out in full force to keep City streets as clear and safe as possible. Preparations began earlier today to get ahead of the storm, with many priority 1 and 2 areas treated with an anti-icing solution used to minimize the ice build-up and facilitate snow melt.  

Motorists are asked to reduce speeds and drive with extreme caution, make room for City plows and emergency vehicles, and watch out for pedestrians who may be walking near roadways and on crosswalks.
 
The Saint John Emergency Management Organization (SJ-EMO) will monitor conditions and are 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 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. This evening is also a good time to charge cell phones.

For information on emergency preparedness, visit www.getprepared.gc.ca

For information on the City of Saint John Winter Management Plan, including snow plow routes and priorities, visit www.saintjohn.ca/winter

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Contact the City’s Customer Service team with questions or to report damage to City infrastructure at 658-4455
For emergencies, call 911
To report power outages, call Saint John Energy at 658-5252

Further updates will be provided as they are available.

Stay safe and look out for one another, Saint John!

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