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City Advises Citizens to ‘Be Prepared’ for Storm

08-Feb-2013

Be Prepared
With the severe winter storm forecasted for this weekend, Fire Chief, Kevin Clifford, and the City’s Emergency Management Team are reminding citizens to ‘Be Prepared for 72 hours’.  Stock up on water, batteries, and not perishable foods in case loss of power.  For more information, visit www.getprepared.gc.ca

Snow Removal
The City of Saint John’s snow removal crews will be out in force this evening and through the weekend to keep City streets as safe as possible during the forecasted storm. Citizens are reminded to avoid travelling during the storm and to take advantage of available off-street parking, where possible.

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.

City Facility Closures
Patrons of city arenas and community centres are advised to call ahead as storm conditions may cause reduced hours or closures. 
City market patrons may call 658-2820 for market hours.

Stay Tuned
Citizens are encouraged to stay tuned to local media and the city’s website, www.saintjohn.ca for storm advisories and notices of closures.   South Central Peninsula residents may also call the recorded information line, 658-4040, at any time for up-to-date information regarding a snow ban.