A snow storm event is forecasted for later today, Thursday, January
12, and the City of Saint John’s Municipal Operations will be working to keep
the City streets and sidewalks free and clear of snow and ice. Snow plowing equipment will be working to keep
City streets and sidewalks safe for motorists and pedestrians.
Road conditions may be treacherous; please slow down when
necessary, or, If possible avoid travelling the roads during the height of the
storm. Freezing rain is expected around midnight as the storm changes from snow
to rain. City crews will be out salting during this point, but motorists should
be aware the roads may be slippery.
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.
The necessary equipment inspections and operations coordination
is underway and will continue until the storm event has passed. Please assist
your neighbours and the City by using your available off-street parking to
ensure the most efficient snow plowing and removal operation possible.
For more information about how the City handles winter
storms, visit saintjohn.ca/winter.