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City preparing for storm conditions


Snow Removal and Winter Parking Restrictions
The City of Saint John’s snow removal crews will be out in force this evening to keep City streets as safe as possible during the forecasted storm. Citizens are reminded to avoid travelling during the storm.

On-street parking is not allowed in most of the city between December 1 and March 31 from midnight to 7 a.m to allow for safe and efficient plowing of city streets. Signs on exempted streets tell citizens where parking is allowed. Obey all posted signage in your area.

Sections of streets are exempt from the Overnight Winter Parking Restrictions so that residents without driveways have a place to park their vehicles.

The City requests that residents with driveways use them so that spaces on exempt streets are available for your neighbours without driveways.

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

Update: As of 4:30 this evening, all community centres will be closing.

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.

Be Prepared
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