Saint John Police Force is restricting access to Saints Rest Beach for the duration of the storm. Sand Cove Road is closed at the end of the road.
Deputy Police Chief Bruce Connell said citizens are ignoring the warnings about the dangers of the high surf. For the protection of both citizens and the public safety personnel who would be involved in a rescure, the beach is closed until further notice.
Barricades are in place, and Saint John Police will be on hand until the beach is reopened.