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Winter Updates and Cancellations

Update Monday, March 23

Garbage collection is on schedule this week. There is no need for residents in the South Central Peninsula to have their garbage and compost to the curb early tomorrow.

Update Wednesday, March 18

City crews are commended for their ongoing efforts to keep our streets and main sidewalks clear and safe for citizens. While the snow has forced some neighbouring municipalities to shut down non-essential services, Saint John gets record breaking snowfall amounts and keeps on carrying on. I think we can all agree that we will be happy to wish this winter farewell when spring arrives (which, it will).

Today's snow clearing efforts are focused on clearing priority 1 and 2 streets first, followed by priority 3 and 4 streets as quickly as possible.

Priority 1 streets include main streets, highway connections, and emergency routes. Priority 2 streets include major bus routes, school zones, community centres and business areas.  

Residents are thanked for their continued patience and cooperation. It is the support from citizens that helps our crews carry on.

To help our efforts, residents are reminded to:

  • Park off-street when and where possible
  • Keep the snow cleared from driveways and walkways off of public right-of-ways
  • Clear snow from fire hydrants that may be on or near your property
  • Travel with extreme caution
  • Keep children off of snow banks   
  • Look out for our crews and each other
  • Continue to communicate with respect. It has been an unexpectedly challenging winter for all of us, and we are in this together

Programs at Hazen White St Francis School, the Somerset Community Centre and Nick Nicolle Community Centre are cancelled this evening.

Only two days until spring!







Update Tuesday, March 17

Residents on the regular Tuesday night garbage pick up schedule are asked to have their garbage and compost to the curb by 4:00pm today, Tuesday, March 17.

Update Monday, March 16, 3:15pm

Programs at Hazen White St Francis School, the Somerset Community Centre and Nick Nicolle Community Centre are cancelled this evening.

Residents in the South Central Peninsula are reminded that there is a Snow Ban tonight, Monday, March 16. 

Update Friday, March 13, 5:00pm

Crews continue regular snow plow operations, with a focus on opening up main sidewalks and widening roads to expose catch basins.

City snow clearing equipment is being serviced in preparation for the forecast snow this weekend.

With snow banks high in areas across the City, ice in areas, and more snow expected, motorists and pedestrians are reminded to travel with caution and look out for one another. 

Residents in the South Central Peninsula are reminded that Sunday, March 15, is a change over night for alternate side parking.

Residents and private plow operators across the City are asked to help keep fire hydrants clear of snow and not push snow into right-of-ways.

Update Wednesday, March 11, 5:00pm































City of Saint John crews have completed widening Priority 3 and 4 roads and crews are working on narrow roads off of Westfield Road today.































































A renewed focus will be working on widening Priority 1 and 2 roads where required and removing snow from intersections to open up pedestrian routes and improve sight lines.































































The majority of Priority 1 and 2 sidewalks have received service however a number of them will require the large loader blowers to open up sidewalks in the following areas:































































East































o    Loch Lomond Road































o    Hickey Road between Loch Lomond Road and Bruce Lane































o    Shillington































o    Eastwood































o    Eagle































o    East































o    Grandview from Heather Way to School































o    McAllister Drive































o    Golden Grove































o    Retail at Fashion































































West































o    Westfield































o    Fairville Blvd































o    Guilford































































North































o    Anglin































o    Hawthorne































o    Wright































o    Chesley































o    Clarendon































o    Hilyard































o    Portland































o    Simonds































o    Kennebecasis Drive at Millidge































  































The sidewalk plow units will begin opening up and servicing Priority 3 and 4 sidewalks where they are capable.































































Crews will continue to work on opening up catch basins in order of the Road Priority and based on traditional localized flooding locations.































































Crews will begin working to fill potholes that are appearing in great numbers.

Pot holes cannot be effectively filled when they are full of water.































































Please report a pot hole at www.saintjohn.ca or at 658-4455.

Update Monday, March 9, 9:40am

Residents with Tuesday night garbage pick-up are asked to place their garbage to the curb by 4 pm Tuesday.

 

Update Tuesday, March 3, 4:30pm

Crews are focused on widening priority 3 and 4 roads across the City this week. There are a number of streets that still require attention and will be widened in due course. Work is done logically and in order of priority, based on the number of citizens impacted and traffic speed/volumes. As work progresses and streets are cleared and widened, crews will continue to move into other areas.

Snow removal operations continue across all areas of the City.

In East Saint John crews are working their way out Loch Lomond Road to Johnston Road. This area will likely be finished by the end of the week. 

Crews are also working in the North End and should finish up today. Once they finish work in this area, they will move to the Silver Falls area and then onto the priority 3 and 4 streets south of Grandview Ave. This will include the areas of Red head and Old Black River.

Crews are working off of Ocean West Way and working into Green Dale, McKeil, Catherwood and Milford areas. They expect to finish somewhere in the Milford Randolph area by the end of the week. The remaining areas are Lower West side, Westfield Road and all streets off of it, Lorneville and some small side streets.

Night crews continue snow removal efforts in the central business district as well as curb cuts on streets in the southern peninsula. They will also complete work on the One Mile Interchange as well as McAllister Drive from Rothesay Ave to Loch Lomond Rd and Westmorland form McAllister Dr. to Loch Lomond Rd.

Crews continue to work hard to widen roads so that catch basins may eventually be exposed and able to handle snow melt and rain. There are approximately 8,300 catch basins across Saint John and many of them are covered with snow and thick ice. Citizens are asked to continue to help clear catch basins and fire hydrants on or near their property, when possible.

We thank residents for their continued cooperation and patience during this challenging winter.































































































































Update Monday, March 2, 9:30am

Residents on the regular Tuesday night garbage pick up schedule are asked to have their garbage and compost to the curb by 4:00pm on Tuesday, March 3.

The City thanks residents for their cooperation.

Update Wednesday, February 25, 2:30pm

Due to road conditions and poor visibility, all Saint John Transit buses will be taken out of service as of 4:00pm this afternoon. 

The Saint John City Market will close at 4pm. 

Programs at Hazen White St Francis School, the Somerset Community Centre, Nick Nicolle Community Centre, Carleton Community Centre and the Boys and Girls Club are cancelled this evening.

Saint John Police are advising motorists to stay off the roads.

































































































































Update Monday, February 23, 5:00pm

Motorists and pedestrians are advised to use extra caution when on City roads and sidewalks. As the temperature falls, water on roads and sidewalks will freeze and conditions are expected to be slippery over the next few days.































































































































Residents with Tuesday night garbage pick-up are asked to place their garbage to the curb by 4 pm Tuesday.































































































































































































































































Information about frozen pipes































































































































































































































































Update Friday, February 20, 5:00pm

Crews are preparing for the storm forecasted on Sunday by opening up catch basins throughout the City. There are 1,133 catch basins in the City,































































































































93 of which are considered priority. Crews will be working throughout the weekend. Please call 658-4455 to report flooding.































































































































































































































































Snow and rain are forecasted on Sunday. Motorists and pedestrians are advised to use extra caution when on City roads and sidewalks. As the temperature falls, water on roads and sidewalks will freeze and conditions are expected to be slippery. Motorists are also advised to use caution exiting side streets as high snow banks remain.































































































































































































































































Residents of the South Central Peninsula are advised that changeover will occur tonight. You are advised to move your car to the even-numbered side of the street between 6 p.m. and midnight tonight Friday, February 20, 2015.































































































































































































































































Crews responded to the snowfall last night by snow clearing and sanding. Snow plowing and curb cutting operations continue throughout the City.

Full snow removal will take place on a number of streets Main Street West Uptown and sections  of Prince William Street, Chipman Hill and Germain Street Uptown. Please obey all posted signage.

To date, over 20,000 loads of snow have been removed from our streets and sidewalks. The City services over 1,328 lane kilometers of street.  We have 561 kms of sidewalk, 240 kms of which are serviced in the winter.































































































































































































































































The City thanks residents for your continued cooperation and patience.































































































































































































































































































































































































Update Thursday, February 19, 5:00pm

City crews will be working to keep City streets and sidewalks as safe as possible during the storm tonight, in accordance with the Winter Management Plan. Residents are reminded to look out for one another and use extra caution on roads and sidewalks across the City.































































































































































































































































In addition to street clearing during the storm, crews continue to work to widen streets throughout the City. Crews have also been clearing in school zones and responded to requests made from the Saint John Fire Department  to widen streets for emergency access.































































































































































































































































In West Saint John, our focus will be on Manchester Avenue and Dever Road.































































































































































































































































In East Saint John, our focus will continue on widening lanes in the retail area.































































































































































































































































In North and South Saint John today crews are removing snow from the Millidgeville area and Mount Pleasant area.































































































































































































































































There will be no parking changeover in the South Central Peninsula today. Residents will be notified when the changeover is to occur.































































































































































































































































The City appreciates your patience and cooperation as we work to ensure public safety.

 

Update Wednesday, February 18, 4:30pm

City crews using large loader blowers and loaders with buckets continue to work towards making all streets accessible as the foremost priority. We are aware that many streets in Saint John are accessible but are down to one lane. We are working as quickly as possible to widen these roads including removing snow at intersections to improve sight lines. This is done in order of street plowing priority as outlined in the Winter Management Plan.

The large loader blowers will often be free blowing snow into front lawns in an effort to move more quickly, reduce the costs of trucking snow and reduce the pressure on the current snow dumps. Every effort will be made to not blow snow into driveways.

There will be no parking changeover in the South Central Peninsula today. Crews will finish curb cutting tonight. Residents will be notified when the changeover is to occur.































































































































































































































































In East Saint John today, roads were widened in school zones on Loch Lomond Road, streets off of Heatherway and the off and on ramps at the One Mile Interchange . Thursday’s efforts will focus on the East Side retail area and the Forest Hills school zone.

In West Saint John today roads were widened on Scotiaview Drive, Greendale Crescent, the corner of Dever Road and Milford Road and various cul-de-sacs to improve sight lines,  access and bus routes. Thursday’s efforts will focus on Bridge St., Manawagonish Road, Manchester Avenue, Dever Road and any narrow sections of Westfield Road.

In North/South Saint John today, roads were widened in the  the South Central Peninsula and the Millidgeville area. On Thursday, main roads in the North End and Milllidgeville will continue to be widened.































































































































































































































































Recreation programs at Hazen White St Francis are cancelled this evening.

Homeowners, landlords, tenants, business owners and superintendents are reminded to clear all exits from your building. Gas exhaust vents must be cleared so they can vent properly for your health and safety. If you notice a problem with a blocked egress from your apartment building or a place of business, call the Fire Prevention Division of the Saint John Fire Department at 658-2962.

The City appreciates your patience and cooperation as we work through these challenging conditions.

 

Update Tuesday, February 17, 3:30pm

Many sidewalks in the area are not cleared as all available heavy equipment is being used to clear roads. Motorists are reminded to use extra caution and watch for pedestrians.































































































































































































































































Areas of Fundy Heights, Lakewood Heights, Heatherway and Millidgeville are presenting a particular challenge. Extreme drifting and heavy snow have made it impossible to remove snow with regular plowing equipment. The City will be using graders, buckets,  loaders and blowers to clear these areas. This is a slow operation and we appreciate your patience.































































































































































































































































All available equipment is deployed however, we are not able to operate with full crews. Because of fatigue experienced as a result of the extended weather (21 days), some crew members have requested time away from the operation. This is for the safety of our crews and for public safety. We continue to monitor for fatigue.































































































































































































































































Parents and caregivers are reminded to keep children away from snow banks and streets. Plow operators may not be able see them.































































































































































































































































There is still no parking changeover in the South Central Peninsula. The Saint John Parking Commission will advise residents of the changeover.































































































































































































































































Residents with Tuesday night pick up are asked to put their garbage and compost out by 4:00 pm today.

Recreation programs at Hazen White St Francis are cancelled this evening.































































































































































































































































Homeowners, landlords, tenants, business owners and superintendents are reminded to clear all exits from your building. Gas exhaust vents must be cleared so they can vent properly for your health and safety. If you notice a problem with a blocked egress from your apartment building or a place of business, call the Fire Prevention Division of the Saint John Fire Department at 658-2962.

Citizens are asked not to park in city arena parking lots. Lots are for arena users only. Unauthorized vehicles may be towed.

The City thanks residents for your cooperation and patience as we work to ensure public safety during this challenging winter.































































































































































































































































 

Update Monday, February 16, 4:30pm

Crews are out in full force clearing streets throughout the City with a focus on push back operations. Blowing and drifting snow is making operations difficult. Crews are focusing on priority one and two streets and are plowing priority three and four streets when possible. Residents are asked to be patient.

As per the City's Winter Management Plan, priority one and two streets are cleared first, and continuously. Priority one routes include main streets, highway connections and emergency routes, followed by major bus routes, school zones and community centre and business areas.































































































































































































































































During the height of the storm on Sunday, to ensure the safety of operators and the public, over 50 pieces of equipment were pulled from operations for 10 hours.































































































































































































































































Contractors and home owners are asked not to push snow on streets or sidewalks. Heavy equipment normally required to remove snowbanks from sidewalks is being used for street operations.

A parking ban has been called for the South Central Peninsula.

Residents with Tuesday night garbage and compost pick up are asked to  have their garbage out by 4 pm.































































































































































































































































We ask residents for respect when communicating with City staff. All staff are working under difficult conditions.































































































































































































































































Saint John has received between 250 and 300 cms of snow in the last three weeks.

The City appreciates your patience and cooperation as we work through these challenging conditions.































































































































































































































































Update February 16, 11am































































































































City operated arenas will open at 4pm.

An overnight parking ban has been declared for the South Central Peninsula.

The City of Saint John advises that most Priority 1 and 2 roads are passable. Most Priority 3 and 4 roads and sidewalks have not been cleared. Motorists are advised to use extreme caution when driving.

Saint John Transit will be delaying all service until 12pm on February 16th. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Residents are advised of possible garbage collection delays to allow for plowing. City crews will be working late into the evening  to ensure all scheduled routes for today’s garbage collection will be completed.

The Saint John City Market is currently scheduled to have a delayed opening of 12:00 pm today. This action will be re-evaluated at 10:00 am and will be subject to change.

Residents of the South Central Peninsula will be advised when the alternate side changeover will occur. This is will allow City crews time to properly plow the streets in the area.

Please check this page for further updates.