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Snow Removal Updates

Update - February 13, 2:00 p.m.

Crews expect to be finished snow clearing operations in the areas identified as high priority due to vehicle accessibility - Old North End, Douglas Ave, Lower West and Old East - this evening. 

The City is preparing for the storm forecast for Sunday by servicing equipment, and preparing a City-wide sanding and plow response to keep roads and sidewalks clear. Snowfall is expected to be heavy, so motorists and pedestrians are asked to look out for one another, travel with caution, and park off-street when and where possible. 

Off-street parking is available in the Peel Plaza Parking Garage at an overnight rate of $5, from 6 p.m. to 8:00 a.m.

Parents and caregivers are reminded to keep children clear of snow banks. Plow operators cannot see children who are tunneling and playing in, on and around them. This poses a serious risk to public safety. 

Residents with a fire hydrant on or near their property are asked to take a few minutes to clear around them so that they remain visible in the event of an emergency. 

Update - February 11, 6:30 p.m.

Crews continued snow removal operations throughout the City. Over 3,700 truckloads of snow have been removed over the past two days.

As crews move through areas with on-street parking, temporary no-parking signs will be installed on a street-by-street basis, and ahead of operations.Please adhere to these signs, and temporary road closures. Vehicles parked off the street makes for more efficient snow clearing operations.

With so much activity across the City, parents and caregivers are reminded to keep children away from snow banks. A number of children have been seen playing on them. This poses a high risk to public safety, as plow operators cannot see them.

The City thanks residents for their patience and cooperation while crews  to make streets and sidewalks accessible and safe for passage.

The following streets were cleared:

North
Bryden Street, Newman Street, Victoria Street, Adelaide Street, Durham Street, Elgin Street, Albert Street, Douglas Avenue

It is expected crews will be done in the Old North End today.

West   
Prince Street,King Street West, Guilford Street, Winslow Street, Lancaster Avenue

Central 
Wall Street Overpass, Garden Street, 1 Mile Overpass, Coburg Street,
Thorne Avenue

East
Courtenay Avenue, Mount Pleasant East, Park Street, Edith Avenue
Graham Street

Update - February 10, 9:30 a.m.

Crews finished snow removal operations in the Waterloo Village overnight, and removed over 1,800 truckloads of snow from the area. The City thanks Waterloo Village residents for their patience and cooperation while crews worked around the clock to make streets and sidewalks accessible and safe for passage. 

There are heavy operations taking place across the City today, with focused efforts in the Old North End, Douglas Ave, Lower West, East and school areas.

Crews have been able to clear close to half of the 21 school zones across the City and will continue to work in these areas until they are all done. 

Residents across Saint John can expect to see crews working 24/7 for the next several days. As they move through areas with on-street parking, temporary no-parking signs will be installed on a street-by-street basis, and ahead of operations. Please adhere to these signs, and temporary road closures. Vehicles parked off the street makes for more efficient snow clearing operations. 

Update - February 9, 3:00 p.m.

Crews continue to work in areas across the Waterloo Village, One Mile Interchange, City Road, Old North End and school zones. Some crews will be moving into the Lower West side this evening. Residents can expect heavy truck traffic in these areas. Please adhere to temporary no-parking signs and road closures. 

Residents on the East side will be notified as concentrated snow clearing operations move into the area.  

With so much activity across the City, parents and caregivers are reminded to keep children away from snow banks. A number of children have been seen playing on them. This poses a high risk to public safety, as plow operators cannot see them.

Port Saint John has asked residents to remove their vehicles from the Lower Cove Terminal by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday (tomorrow). 

As of tomorrow morning, vehicles parked in the Peel Plaza Parking Garage will be subject to regular rates. 

Update - February 9, 11:30 a.m.

Crews continue to work 24/7 to clear snow across the City. 

 

Snow removal efforts are focused on the areas prioritized as high risk to public safety due to accessibility. These areas include school zones, Waterloo Village, One Mile Interchange, Old North End, Douglas Avenue, Lower West, and East Saint John.

In these areas, residents can expect to see curb-to-curb snow removal on the road. Around schools, crews will focus on opening sidewalks, cutting high snow banks and clearing roads. 

No parking signs are being posted ahead of operations and on a street-by-street basis. Motorists are asked to adhere to all temporary no-parking signs and road closures, and to generally avoid parking and driving in areas where crews are working.

In some areas, road signs have been damaged or fallen. Please approach intersections with caution.

The City thanks residents for their ongoing cooperation and patience.

Update - February 8, 8:30 p.m.

With all streets in the Southern Peninsula returned to a stable state and the concern for public safety addressed, the State of Local Emergency for the area has concluded. 

As such, the parking ban in the Southern Peninsula has been lifted. Vehicles can now park on-street, where parking is permitted. Please adhere to all parking signs, and winter parking restrictions. 

Crews are now working in the Waterloo Village area. No parking signs have been installed on certain streets, and will continue to be installed on a street-by-street basis as snow removal operations progress. Anyone parked in a no-parking zone will be towed at the owner's expense. 

Truck traffic will remain heavy in the Waterloo Village area this week. Whenever possible, the public is encouraged to park off-street until snow removal operations are complete.

More than 9,000 truckloads of snow were removed from the Southern Peninsula during the State of Local Emergency. 

Update - February 8, 2:30 p.m.

Thanks to City crews and contractors, snow removal operations in the Southern Peninsula are close to completion, with most streets now open for on-street parking.

The only streets that remain under the 24/7 parking ban are: 

  • Princess Street, from Crown Street to Sydney Street
  • Duke Street, from Crown Street to Sydney Street
  • Mecklenburg Street, from Crown Street to Sydney Street
  • Queen Street, from Crown Street to Sydney Street
  • Union Street, from St. Patrick Street to Smythe Street

Crews will focus overnight snow removal efforts in the Waterloo Village area. No parking signs will be installed on a street-by-street basis (as per the City's Traffic By-Law) as they move through the area.  

Please expect traffic delays, road closures and no parking in the following areas:

  • Peel Plaza, from Union Street to Carleton Street
  • Carleton Street, from Coburg Street to the dead end
  • Wellington Row, from Carleton Street to Union Street
  • Dorchester Street, from Union Street to the Wall Street Ramp

The public is asked to park off-street in the Waterloo Village area while crews work to clear streets and sidewalks in preparation for snow removal efforts. Truck traffic will be especially heavy on Coburg Street, Peters Street, Paddock Street, and Cliff Street this evening. 

Update - February 8, 9:30 a.m.


Residents putting their garbage out for Tuesday night’s regularly scheduled garbage pick-up are asked to do so by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday. We thank residents for their cooperation, as crews work to collect garbage ahead of snow removal operations. 

Snow removal operations are complete on the following streets, or sections of streets, and they are open for on-street parking. Please obey all parking/no parking signage and winter parking restrictions in these areas. The 24/7 parking ban remains in effect for all other streets in the Southern Peninsula. 



  • Crown Street, from Union Street to Broad Street
  • Pit Street
  • Wentworth Street, from Union Street to Broad Street
  • Carmarthen Street, from Union Street to Broad Street
  • Canterbury Street
  • St. Andrews Street 
  • Elliot Row, from Carmarthen Street to Crown Street
  • King Edward Street, from Crown Street to St. James Street
  • Harding Street
  • Pagan Place
  • Ross Street
  • Water Street
  • Germain Street
  • Charlotte Street
  • Sydney Street
  • Queen Square South
  • Queen Square North
  • Union Street, from Crown Street to Chipman Hill
  • Princess Street, from Sydney Street to Water Street
  • Duke Street, from Sydney Street to Water Street
  • St. Patrick Street, from Union Street to Water Street
  • King Square South
  • King Square North 
  • Prince William Street, from St. James Street to King Street 
  • King Street
  • North Market Street
  • South Market Street

Motorists and pedestrians are asked to avoid areas with heavy truck traffic. Today's snow removal operations continue in the areas within Union, Broadview, Crown and Sydney streets.

Crews removed another 2,500 loads of snow over the last 24 hours. 

Update - February 7, 4:30 p.m.

Snow removal operations are complete on the following streets, or sections of streets, and they are open for on-street parking. Please obey all parking/no parking signage and winter parking restrictions in these areas. The 24/7 parking ban remains in effect for all other streets in the Southern Peninsula. 

  • Harding Street
  • Pagan Place
  • Ross Street
  • Water Street
  • Germain Street
  • Charlotte Street
  • Sydney Street
  • Queen Square South
  • Queen Square North
  • Union Street, from Crown Street to Chipman Hill
  • Princess Street, from Charlotte Street to Water Street
  • Duke Street, from Sydney Street to Water Street
  • St. Patrick Street, from Union Street to Water Street
  • King Square South (Imperial Theatre side) 
  • Prince William Street, from St. James Street to King Street 
  • Canterbury Street, from King Street to Queen Street
  • King Street
  • North Market Street
  • South Market Street


Update - February 7, 2:45 p.m.

The safety of our Citizens remains our number one priority. 

Snow clearing operations continue across Saint John, with a concentrated focus on snow removal in the Southern Peninsula. Once the State of Local Emergency for the Southern Peninsula has concluded, snow removal efforts will focus on the areas prioritized as high risk to public safety due to accessibility. These areas include Waterloo Village, Old North End, Douglas Avenue, and Lower West.

As crews work on streets in these areas, no parking signs will be installed ahead of time on a street-by-street basis (as per the City’s Traffic By-Law), and updates will be provided at www.saintjohn.ca

The City thanks residents for their ongoing cooperation and patience. 


Update - February 7, 11:00 a.m.

Snow removal operations are complete on the following streets, or sections of streets, and they are open for on-street parking. Please obey all parking/no parking signage and winter parking restrictions in these areas. The 24/7 parking ban remains in effect for all other streets in the Southern Peninsula. 

  • Water Street
  • Germain Street
  • Charlotte Street
  • Sydney Street
  • Queen Square South
  • Queen Square North
  • Union Street, from Crown Street to Chipman Hill
  • Princess Street, from Charlotte Street to Water Street
  • Duke Street, from Sydney Street to Water Street
  • St. Patrick Street, from Union Street to Water Street
  • King Square South (Imperial Theatre side) 
  • Prince William Street, from St. James Street to King Street 
  • Canterbury Street, from King Street to Queen Street
  • King Street
  • North Market Street
  • South Market Street

Since Tuesday night, crews have removed close to 5,000 truckloads of snow from the Southern Peninsula. 

Update - February 6, 3:30 p.m.

The following streets, or sections of streets, are open for on-street parking. The 24/7 parking ban remains in effect for all other streets in the Southern Peninsula. 

  • Princess Street, from Charlotte Street to Water Street
  • Duke Street, from Charlotte Street to Water Street
  • St. Patrick Street, from Union Street to Water Street
  • King Square South (Imperial Theatre side) 
  • Prince William Street, from James Street to King Street 
  • Canterbury Street, from King Street to Queen Street
  • Charlotte Street, from Union Street to Broad Street
  • Sydney Street, from Union Street to Duke Street 
  • King Street
  • North Market Street
  • South Market Street
  • Germain Street, from Union Street to King Street

Union Street will be an area of focus overnight. With heavy truck traffic, sections of Union Street will be closed as crews work in the area. Motorists can expect traffic delays.

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Update - February 6, 9:00 a.m. 

Crews are making significant progress. Snow plow operations continue across the City. Over the last 24 hours, over 1600 truck loads of snow have been removed from the southern peninsula. 

Motorists and pedestrians are asked to avoid the area of and within King to Duke Streets, and Charlotte to Water Streets. With a concentrated snow removal effort and close to 70 trucks in the area, there is a lot of activity and heavy truck traffic. Any vehicle parked on streets that have not been opened by the City will be towed. 

The following streets, or sections of streets, are open for on-street parking. 

  • Prince William from James Street to King Street 
  • King Square South (Imperial Theatre side) only 
  • Canterbury from King Street to Queen Street
  • Charlotte Street from Union Street to Duke Street
  • Sydney Street from Union Street to Duke Street 
  • King Street
  • North Market Street
  • South Market Street
  • Germain Street, from Union Street to King Street only

Parents and caregivers are asked to keep children clear of snow banks. Plow operators and other motorists cannot see them. 

Updated - February 5, 11:30 a.m.

Crews continue to work around the clock to clear streets and sidewalks across the City, and thank residents for their cooperation and patience. 

Operations across Saint John include snow plowing, cutting banks, curb cuts, and snow removal.

The 24/7 parking ban remains in effect for the Southern Peninsula (south end). The City will notify the public, on a street-by-street basis, as streets are re-opened for on-street parking. Motorists are reminded that just because some streets appear to be clear, does not mean that snow removal operations in the area are complete. Any vehicle parked on a street that remains closed to on-street parking will be towed. 

The following south end streets, or sections of streets, are open for on-street parking. Please adhere to all posted parking signage and restrictions.

  • King Street

  • Germain Street, from Union Street to King Street only

  • North Market Street

  • South Market Street  

All businesses in the south end, including Uptown, remain open.


Updated - February 4, 10:50 a.m.

Residents are reminded that there is no on-street parking in the Southern Peninsula (south end), unless advised by the City. Any vehicle parked on the street will be towed at the owner's expense. 

The City will notify the public as streets are re-opened for on-street parking.

The following south end streets, or sections of streets, are open for on-street parking:

  • King Street, between Charlotte Street and Germain Street only.  

Please check back here, or on our social media sites for updates. 

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Updated - February 3, 5:30 p.m.

Plowing
Plowing operations continue across the City, with a 24-hour full response. This means that all available crews and equipment are operational.  

The primary focus in the Southern Central Peninsula for the evening will be snow push back and curb-to-curb cutting. Both of these operations must take place before snow removal operations can begin.

Operations in the residential portion of the Southern Central Peninsula will include snow plowing, push back and curb cuts. The focus in the business district will include curb cuts and snow removal.

As streets are returned to a stable state, the public will be notified and on-street parking will be reinstated on a street-by-street basis.

Please check back for further updates.

Updated - February 3, 4:00 p.m.

Parking
Port Saint John has opened the Lower Cove Terminal for parking. The entrance to the lot is on Charlotte Street, just past Broad Street. The lot is able to hold several hundred vehicles, 24/7 and free of charge, while the Southern Peninsula is under a parking ban.

Updated - February 3, 10:30 a.m.

Southern Peninsula residents without a parking pass can show proof of residency to park for free in the Peel Plaza Parking Garage.

The Saint John Transit bus will begin at noon today, and the route will be as follows from the Peel Plaza Parking Garage:

Down Charlotte St., around the lower cover loop (Broad St.), up Crown St. to Union St. and from Union St. back to the parking garage.

February 2, 2015

To maintain public safety and enable access for emergency vehicles,
Saint John Common Council has declared a State of Local Emergency in the Southern Peninsula. The Declaration is a result of the current heavy snow accumulation and anticipated further accumulation and the need to have accessibility for public safety. The State of Local Emergency has been declared as per the NB Emergency Measures Act.

The State of Local Emergency has imposed a 24/7 on-street parking ban in the Southern Peninsula. This means that no vehicles can be parked on City streets. Any vehicle parked on the streets will be towed, at the owner’s expense, as of noon on February 3, 2015.

The Southern Peninsula includes all areas within, and including, Union Street, St. Patrick Street, Water Street, Crown Street, Broad Street and south of Broad Street.

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The purpose of this declaration is to support more effective snow plowing, push back and removal. 

As streets are returned to a stable state, they will be removed from the declaration, and the public will be notified.

Regular snow plow operations will continue across the City.

As of 7:00 a.m. tomorrow (Tuesday, February 3), parking in the Peel Plaza Parking Garage will be available, free of charge and on a first-come-first-served basis, to residents in the Southern Peninsula who hold a residential parking permit. You must have your permit with you. The garage will remain accessible to those who are monthly pass holders. All other vehicles will be charged the regular rate to park in the garage.

Saint John Transit will provide an extra bus route, free of charge, for residents of the Southern Peninsula to get to and from their vehicles in the garage. Weather dependent, the bus will run continuously during the following hours:

7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Snow ban parking lots will not be available for free public parking during the day, as spaces are designated for pass holders.

Further information regarding available off-street parking will be provided as needed.