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Storm clean-up efforts remain underway today, and flood water continues to recede

26-Jan-2019

*Updated @12:00 Noon 

Many roads reopened overnight, with the exception of the following areas that remain closed to traffic at this time:

  • The end of Rothesay Avenue under the train bridge is closed. All other areas of Rothesay Avenue are open.
  • Areas in Glen Falls are flooded and the area is closed to traffic. 

Flood waters in low-lying areas east typically take three tide cycles to drain, as they sit at or below sea level. The catch basins have all been cleared and are draining slowly into Marsh Creek and Major's Brook, the two bodies of water that move flood waters from the area out to the Bay of Fundy. The water is taking longer to drain from some areas east due to the current ice cap in Major's Brook and Marsh Creek. 

Crews continue to monitor all flooded areas, and barricades will remain in place until the water has drained and crews have ensured that streets are safe for travel. This effort is a priority. 

Residents can contact the City's Customer Service team at any time with questions or reports of damage: 658-4455 or by emailing service@saintjohn.ca 

In the event of an emergency, call 911.

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(506) 649-6008
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