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Municipal Operations preparing for storm conditions


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.