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Storm updates – road closures and other important information

30-Sep-2015

October 2 @ 1:30pm

The only areas that remain closed due to flooding are some streets/sections in Glen Falls (parts of Simpson Drive, Holland Street, and Brown Street). 
All streets will be assessed over the weekend, and again on Monday morning, if required. 

October 2 @ 9:30am

The section of road on Rothesay Avenue near the train bridge, as well as the roads in the Glen Falls area, remain closed at this time. The water in these areas is draining well. We anticipate the roads will be clear and open later this morning. Please continue to observe any barricades and avoid driving on roads covered in water.  


October 1 @ 4:30pm

A number of roads remain closed due to flooding from last night's storm. The following roads will remain closed until the roads are deemed safe for motorists to pass:

Ashburn Lake Road, closed from Foster Thurston Drive to Rothesay Avenue
The area on Rothesay Avenue near the train bridge is closed 
McAllister Drive, closed from the McDonalds to Rothesay Avenue

The following roads in the Glen Falls area are also closed:

Simpson Drive
Brown Street
Todd Street

McGill Road is down to one lane. 

The City reminds motorists to NOT drive through or around barricades and avoid driving on any section of road that is flooded. 

October 1 @ 7:00am

The following roads remain closed at this time:

Rothesay Avenue, from Russell Street to the Highway

Ashburn Road, from Foster Thurston Drive to Rothesay Road

McAllister Drive, from Westmorland Road to Rothesay Avenue

Retail Drive to Westmorland Road

Simpson Drive

Other roads may have water covering them, gravel washed out on them, or be reduced to a single lane. Please drive with caution and observe any barricades. 

September 30 @ 10:00pm

Retail Drive to Rothesay Avenue is closed.

Manawagonish Road remains closed to through traffic between the intersection of Manchester Ave and Barnhill School. This section of road will remain closed until crews have had a chance to remove two trees that have fallen. 

Fairville Boulevard remains closed in both directions from Kierstead Road to where it intersects with Manawagonish Road. 

Motorists must drive with extreme caution and obey all road barricades and signage. 

City crews will continue to monitor road conditions overnight and barricade areas as needed. Please be aware that some roads may be flooded before crews are aware and have a chance to close them. Motorists are urged to avoid driving on any section of road that may be flooded. 

To report flooding, call Customer Service at 658-4455

In the event of an emergency, call 911


September 30 @ 8:45pm

Road closures:

Retail Drive to Rothesay Avenue is closed.

Manawagonish Road is closed to through traffic between the intersection of Manchester Ave and Barnhill School. This section of road will remain closed until crews have had a chance to remove two trees that have fallen. 

Fairville Boulevard is closed in both directions from Kierstead Road to where it intersects with Manawagonish Road. 

Motorists must drive with extreme caution and obey all road barricades and signage. Please do not attempt to drive on roads that are flooded. 

City crews will continue to monitor road conditions overnight and barricade areas as needed. Please be aware that some roads may be flooded before crews are aware and have a chance to close them. Motorists are urged to avoid driving on any section of road that may be flooded. 

To report flooding, call Customer Service at 658-4455

In the event of an emergency, call 911


Please check back for updates. They will be provided as required. 

Wednesday, September 30 @ 9:00am

Environment Canada has issued rainfall warnings beginning late today and continuing into Thursday. Local forecasts are suggesting some areas could get 100 mm or more of rainfall, with the heaviest rainfall expected Wednesday evening and night.

The safety of our citizens is our number one priority. City crews are out checking and clearing inlets and outlets, clearing catch basins, and taking an inventory of signage and barricades. Saint John EMO will monitor and is prepared to respond if necessary.

Those who live in low-lying areas that have been prone to flooding are reminded to take extra precautions to protect themselves and their property. Residents should ensure proper drainage around their home by clearing eaves troughs and drainage swales, as well as catch basins or ditches on or near their property. 

With heavy rains, road conditions can deteriorate quickly and localized flooding can occur. Motorists are asked to drive with extreme caution; observe all barricades, signage and direction from public safety personnel; 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

For information on reducing the risk of a flood, visit www.saintjohn.ca/en/home/cityhall/transportation/stormwatermanagement/flooding.aspx