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Heavy Rainfall - Road closures and other important information

Thursday, October 29 at 2 p.m. 

  • Fairville Boulevard is reopened. 

  • Eastbound lanes of the causeway are closed.

  • Sand Cove Road is closed at the top of the hill by the Irving Nature Park (Saints Rest Beach).

  • Mount Pleasant Avenue (North) is closed from Gooderich Street to Burpee Avenue.

  • Red Head Road at the breakwater is closed in both directions.

Roads will open and close as needed throughout the storm. Please drive with caution, observe any barricades that may be in place, and avoid driving on roads that are covered in water or have fallen trees.

Thursday, October 29 at 12:30 p.m.

  • Red Head Road at the breakwater is closed in both directions.

  • Fairville Boulevard is closed from Manawagonish Road to Kierstead Road. 

Thursday, October 29 at 11:30 a.m.

  • Fairville Boulevard is closed due to flooding from Manawagonish Road to Kierstead Road

Road conditions are poor and localized flooding is occurring. Motorists are asked to drive with caution; observe all barricades, signage and direction from public safety personnel; keep headlights on; and avoid driving through flooded areas, whether marked or unmarked, due to unknown depths and hidden hazards such as sink holes and missing man hole covers. Driving through flooded areas can cause damage to homes, businesses and personal property, and can leave drivers and passengers stranded.

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.

To report flooding, contact the City’s Customer Service at 658-4455
To report a power outage, contact Saint John Energy at 658-5252
For emergencies, call 911

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