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City of Saint John Reminds Citizens To Be Prepared for Forecasted Storm

25-Mar-2014

The City of Saint John’s Transportation and Environment Service will be closely monitoring the impending storm.  Snow removal crews will be out in force to keep City streets as safe as possible.  Citizens are reminded to avoid travelling during the storm.
 
Heavy amounts of precipitation combined with strong winds may cause blizzard-like conditions and possible power outages.  Citizens are encouraged 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
 
Fire Chief Kevin Clifford, and the City’s Emergency Management Team reminds residents to never use charcoal or gas barbecues, camping heating equipment, or home generators indoors in the event of a power outage. Carbon monoxide is odourless and colourless, can cause health problems and is life-threatening. Residents are also reminded to use proper candle holders. Never leave lit candles unattended and keep out of reach of children. Always extinguish candles before going to bed.
 
The City of Saint John reminds residents that the overnight winter parking restriction remains in effect to allow for safe and efficient plowing of city streets.  On-street parking is not allowed in most of the city from midnight to 7 a.m.  Signs on exempted streets tell citizens where parking is allowed. 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.

Citizens are encouraged to stay tuned to local media and the city’s website, www.saintjohn.ca for storm advisories and notices of closures