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23-Dec-2016

Updated Wednesday, February 22, 2017

 

Traffic Advisory: King Street East


Motorists are advised of the following traffic interruptions:

Streets: King Street East

Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Duration: 1 day

Direction: Road is closed westbound between Crown Street and Pitt Street

Description of Work: Sewer lateral repairs

Updated Friday, February 17, 2017

Motorists and Pedestrians are advised of the following interruptions:

Streets:  North Market Street closed

Duration: Until further notice

Description:  Snow and ice on the Saint John City Market are falling off the
roof onto the road and sidewalk.

Motorists and Pedestrians are to avoid driving or walking on North Market
Street.

Motorists are reminded to use caution as pedestrians may use streets to 
travel.  Motorists and pedestrians are reminded to observe signage.

 
The Saint John City Market is aware of this situation and thank you for your
patience.

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Motorists and Pedestrians are advised of the following interruptions:

Streets: Saint Patrick Street sidewalk closed on the south side of the
Canada Games Aquatic Centre.

Duration: Until further notice.

Description: Snow and ice on the Canada Games Aquatic Centre are falling
off the roof onto the sidewalk.

Pedestrians are advised to enter through Market Square and use the elevator (operational) to access the pedway system.

Motorists are reminded to use caution as pedestrians may use streets to 
travel.  Motorists and pedestrians are reminded to observe signage.


Thank you for your patience.

Updated Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.

 

City crews will be out tonight opening up as many Priority 3 and 4 streets as possible. Sidewalk crews will be working overnight on priority 1 and 2 sidewalks.

Motorists are reminded that many sidewalks are still covered. You may be sharing the road with pedestrians. Please drive with extreme caution.

If you are able to park off street, do so; it makes it easier for crews to clear your street.

If you are parked overnight in the Peel Plaza Garage, please remove your vehicle by 7 am.

We anticipate that service delivery will return to normal on Friday. However, we will advise you if conditions change.

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Saint John EMO reminds you to re-stock your 72 hour emergency kits. 

Thank you to all the City employees who worked to keep our citizens safe during these storms. And a big thank you to Saint Johners for your cooperation and patience.

 

 

Updated Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 12:30 p.m.


Last night was exceptional with two temporary overnight parking bans declared. We appreciate everyone's patience.

Most main streets are clear; however, side routes are narrow. First responders have been able to respond to all emergencies. Motorists are reminded to use caution, as sidewalks are not clear and pedestrians may use streets to travel.

The Saint John Parking Commission is offering parking space in Peel Plaza Garage again tonight free of charge, for those who are unable to move their vehicles this evening. However, vehicles will be required to leave the Peel Plaza Garage by 7 a.m. tomorrow morning. 

At all other lots managed by the Saint John Parking Commission, vehicles must be removed by 5 p.m. tonight to allow for plowing. Residents parking on-street tonight are urged to park on streets that are wide enough to accommodate parked vehicles without compromising traffic lanes.

The Saint John City Market will be closed for the day.

City Hall and City buildings will remain closed for the day.

City arenas will be open for those groups with 4 p.m. or later bookings.

Saint John Transit has suspended service for the day.

Union Street is open to through traffic.

The City wishes to thank everyone who moved vehicles to make snow clearing easier.

Thank you to our many residents who offered assistance to their neighbours.

Thank you also to first responders and our crews from Transportation and Environment and Saint John Water for their service throughout the storm.



Updated Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 12 p.m.

The Saint John Parking Commission will offer Peel Plaza Garage again tonight for free of charge.  Vehicles will be required to leave by 7 a.m. tomorrow morning.  At other lots managed by the Saint John Parking Commission, the public will be required to depart by 5 p.m. tonight, in order to get them plowed.

This is a challenging situation, thank you for your patience.

Updated Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 9:15 a.m.

The Saint John Police Force is advising that all non-essential travel should be postponed. Wind conditions are making snow clearing extremely difficult and visibility is greatly reduced. Main roads are passable, many side routes are not. City crews are reporting that a number of cars have become stuck on streets.

Most sidewalks are not clear. If you have to drive, please slow down, use caution and watch out for pedestrians.

Parents and caregivers are reminded to keep children away from snow banks and streets.

City Hall and buildings will be closed until at least noon. An update will be provided late in the morning.

Saint John Transit will provide a service update at noon.

Solid waste pick up today has been cancelled until Saturday. If you did put your garbage and compost out, please bring it back in or it will likely be buried in a snow bank. Please have your solid waste curbside Saturday morning by 7:30 a.m.

Advisories for a number of Provincial highways have been issued. More information here:

Saint John EMO is monitoring conditions. The safety of our citizens is our number one priority. We appreciate your patience while we work in these challenging conditions.

 

Updated Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 8 a.m.

All City Arenas are closed until at least 2 p.m. today. A decision will be made before noon regarding programming for the rest of the day at these arenas.

Residents in Saint John Parking Commission lots and Peel Plaza can stay until noon.

Updated Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 7 a.m.

 

Facilities and services

City Hall and facilities will open at 10 a.m.

Saint John Transit is not running. An update will be provided at noon.

The Saint John City Market will open at 11:30 a.m.

There will be no solid waste pickup today. Pick up is scheduled for Saturday with more detail to follow.

Elevator service in the Saint Patrick Street Pedway has been temporarily restored.

Travel

Gateway Operations is not advising travel on Route 1.

Information from Saint John Police Force

Main streets are passable. Crews have begun working on side streets. Blowing snow is making snow clearing difficult. Please use extreme caution on City streets as many sidewalks are not clear.

There is a detour at Union Street eastbound. Travel in the westbound lane is restricted to one lane.

Somerset Street and Paradise Row (Wall Street Bridge) is open to through traffic.

A reminder to those who parked overnight in Peel Plaza and are not monthly pass holders: your vehicle must be removed before 7 a.m.

Water

Saint John Water is responding to a number of watermain breaks. Residents on Starburst Lane (west), Main Street (north), Bay Street (west) and Union Street may experience low pressure. The boil water order continues in the Roxbury Drive, Reading Crescent, Upland Road and for civic numbers on 406 to 516 Bay Street.

If you are experiencing water problems, please call 658-4455.

We appreciate the assistance of our public. Compliance with the parking bans has been high throughout the City. First responders were able to respond all all emergencies.

 

Updated Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 8 p.m.

 

Traffic Advisory - Union Street

Due to a water main leak,  Union Street heading east is closed from Pitt Street to Crown Street. A detour is available from Union Street to Pitt Street to King Street East to Crown Street.

Traffic heading west in this section will be down to one lane. Motorists, please use caution in the area.

 

Updated Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 2 p.m.

Parking Bans - All Ares of the City Tonight

In preparation for the upcoming storm and to ensure first responders can respond to emergencies, the City of Saint John is declaring parking bans for the entire City tonight. That is, there will be parking bans for the South Central Peninsula and North, East and West areas of the City tonight.
 
Over 600 truckloads of snow were removed from the South Central Peninsula last night, however,  officials advise there are still streets throughout the City that are barely passable. The parking bans are necessary to ensure snow removal equipment and emergency services are able to maintain access throughout the City. Streets that are free of vehicles make snow clearing much easier for crews and will allow ambulances, fire trucks and police vehicles to navigate streets throughout the storm. 
 
If you have extra parking spaces, please offer them to your neighbours. The Peel Plaza Parking Garage is offering free parking on a first come first served basis. Vehicles must be removed by 7 a.m. tomorrow morning or you will be ticketed. The City will allow residents of the lower west side to park at the lot by the ball field on Market Place, those in the Mount Pleasant North area can use the Rockwood Park parking lot and those in the Old North End can use the Shamrock Park parking lot. These lots will not be cleared.
 
Once the ban is lifted in the South Central Peninsula, please park as indicated on the street signage.

Residents of the South Central Peninsula are reminded to use the seven designated Saint John Parking Commission lots only during declared snow bans. Please check for signage, non-designated lots are subject to the rules and regulations of those lots. 
 
We understand that this will be an inconvenience, however, the safety of our residents is our number one priority.

Temporary Overnight Parking Ban Declared for the South/Central Peninsula 

Temporary Overnight Parking Ban Declared for North East and West Areas of Saint John

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Water main breaks

Saint John Water is responding to a number of water main breaks in the City, particularly East. Residents may experience loss of water or low water pressure. Motorists in any of these areas are advised to use caution as ice may form in these areas.

Motorists using the Somerset Street/Paradise Row (Wall Street Overpass) are advised that repairs to the water main will continue throughout the day including rush hour in advance of the storm and traffic will impacted. Please use an alternate route if possible.

This work is extremely difficult for our crews. It’s cold, the ground is frozen and they are underground working with water. We thank our customers while we work to restore full service.

To report a problem with water, please call customer service at 658-4455.

Updated Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 4 p.m.

The City of Saint John thanks residents for their patience as we work to clear streets of snow from yesterday’s blizzard and prepare for more snow on Wednesday night. First responders were able to respond to all emergency calls with the assistance of Transportation and Environment crews.

Today our full crew is out opening up and pushing back on side streets across the City.  We expect this work will be completed by late this afternoon. 
 
Saint John EMO continues to monitor weather conditions and operational response. 
 
Some streets remain snow packed and narrow. The safety of the public depends on everyone --motorists, please watch out for pedestrians as many sidewalks remain uncleared. Parents and caregivers are reminded to keep children away from snow banks and streets as crews work to clear streets.
 
A temporary overnight parking ban has been called for the South Central Peninsula tonight. 
 
The City maintains over (1,200 km) of streets and (240 km) of sidewalks.
 
All City facilities are open. If you have an event or an activity in an arena or facility, please check with organizers to see if it is still scheduled.
 
If you live near a fire hydrant and are able, Saint John Water asks that you clear around the hydrant so firefighters and Saint John Water crews can more readily access the hydrant in the event of an emergency.
 
Saint John EMO asks that you re-stock your 72-hour emergency preparedness kit. We also ask that you check in and assist your neighbours especially the elderly and those who are vulnerable.

Updated Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 2:45 p.m.

South Central Peninsula customers with Wednesday morning solid waste are asked to not place their garbage and compost curbside until tomorrow morning by 7:30 a.m.

This is to enable the night shift to focus on snow clearing.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Updated Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 9:45 a.m.

 

Saint John Parking Commission lots are cleared for customers.

Updated Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.

 

Customers with Tuesday night solid waste are advised that pick up will begin early tonight.

Please have your garbage and compost placed curbside by 5:30 p.m.  

This is to enable the night shift to focus on snow clearing.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Updated Tuesday, February 14, 2017 6:40 am

 

Motorists are advised that main roads are clear but some side roads remain unplowed. Most sidewalks are not plowed. Please plan your travel accordingly and use caution. 

There will be solid waste pickup today. Monday's customers are reminded to put garbage and compost out on Wednesday.

City Hall and facilities will open this morning.

Saint John Transit is not operating. There will be an update at noon.

The Saint John City Market will open at noon.

Thank you for your patience as we work to clear City streets.

Westfield Road is now open. Use caution. / Chemin Westfield est maintenant ouvert à la circulation. Soyez prudent.

Updated, Tuesday, February 14, 2017



Traffic Advisory: Hickey Road

Starting February 6, lasting through February 28, 2017

Motorists are advised of the following traffic interruptions:

Streets: Hickey Road, from Kerr Road to Latimore Lake Road

Date: Starting Monday February 6 to February 28, 2017

Time: 7am-6pm Monday through to Friday ending the week of February 27

Duration: approximately 24 days

Direction: Traffic will be reduced to one lane in both directions

Specific Area: Hickey Road, from the intersection at Latimore Lake Road through to Kerr Road

Description of Work: Port City Water Partners will be completing Construction work over the next 24 days, as part of the construction phase of the City of Saint John’s Safe Clean Drinking Water Project.

Motorists are advised to plan their travel accordingly, reduce speeds in construction zones, observe signage, and drive safely. Work commencement and completion times are subject to change. Weather permitting.

  

Issued at 10:20 pm, Monday, February 13, 2017

 

Update

 

Issued at 6:20 pm, Monday, February 13, 2017

 

Westfield Road is closed and impassable, this situation is not expected to change until the storm eases and crews have an opportunity to get into the area. Please do NOT attempt to access Westfield Road, as this may create a block for emergency responders.

Saint John EMO is advising residents in the Westfield Road area that the road and the highway are closed. Those in the area or travelling to the area should shelter in place until further notice.

 

Issued at 3:20 pm, Monday, February 13, 2017

Saint John Police are asking motorists to please stay off the roads. Vehicles are getting stuck causing difficulties for first responders. Thank you for your cooperation as we work through these challenging conditions.

 

Reminder, there is a North, East, West Parking Ban in effect.

Issued at 12:30 pm, Monday, February 13, 2017

 

The City of Saint John wishes to remind residents that city crews are continuing to plow despite difficult conditions. The City will notify residents if plows are taken off the road. Saint John Police advise motorists to avoid all non-essential travel.

Please visit this page or the City's Facebook and Twitter feeds for official, up-to-date City of Saint John information.

Parents & caretakers, please ensure the safety of your children. Keep them away from streets and snow banks as snow clearing is underway.

 

Issued at 6:40 am, Monday, February 13, 2017

 

Due to the blizzard conditions, the Saint John Police Force is advising that motorists stay off the road if possible.  If you need to drive please use extreme caution.

Gateway Operations has issued a travel warning for Highway 1.

City offices and facilities are closed today.

The City will maintain essential road, water and public safety services.

Saint John Transit is not operating today.

The Saint John City Market is closed today.

There will be no solid waste pickup. Customers are advised to put their garbage out before 7:30 am on Wednesday, February 15.

If possible, remove your vehicles from City Streets to allow plow drivers to more effectively clear snow.

We encourage residents to look out for your neighbours, especially the elderly and vulnerable.

We thank you for your cooperation.

Updated Sunday, February 12, 2017

 

Officials with Saint John EMO are monitoring weather in preparation of the blizzard predicted for tonight and Monday. Residents are encouraged to tune into local media, www.saintjohn.ca, and the City of Saint John Facebook and Twitter pages for updates regarding closures to City facilities, delays and advisories.

Winter operations and emergency crews are on standby to respond to changing conditions as necessary. If possible, please park off street to enable plows to more effectively clear snow.

Saint John EMO encourages residents to look out for your neighbours especially those who are elderly or vulnerable.

Updates from Saint John Transit

Updates from the Saint John Police Force

For emergencies, call 911.

 

Updated Wednesday, February 8, 2017

 

Motorists are advised of the following traffic interruptions:

Streets: Wall Street Overpass

Date: Starting Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Duration: Until further notice 

Direction: Right hand northbound lane closed. Large vehicles and trucks will not be able to make the right turn from the Wall Street Overpass onto Paradise Row/Winter Street. 

Description of Work: Water transmission main leak

Motorists are advised to plan their travel accordingly, reduce speeds in construction zones, observe signage and drive safely. Work commencement and completion times are subject to change. Weather permitting. 

Updated Friday, February 3, 2017

 

Motorists are advised of the following traffic interruptions:

Streets: Hickey Road, from Kerr Road to Latimore Lake Road

Date: Starting Monday, February 6 to February 15, 2017

Time: 7am-6pm Monday through Wednesday the following week

Duration: approximately 10 days

Direction: Traffic will be reduced to one lane in both directions

Specific Area: Hickey Road, from the intersection at Latimore Lake Road through to Kerr Road

Description of Work: Port City Water Partners will be completing construction work over the next 10 days, as part of the construction phase of the City of Saint John’s Safe Clean Drinking Water Project.

Motorists are advised to plan their travel accordingly, reduce speeds in construction zones, observe signage, and drive safely. Work commencement and completion times are subject to change. Weather permitting.

Updated Sunday, January 22, 2017

Road Closures – South/Central Peninsula

Saint John Water will be repairing a water valve and section of sewer in the intersection of Pitt Street and Britain Street starting on Monday, January 23, 2017.

This work will require the following street closures:

  • Pitt Street will be closed to through traffic between St. James Street and Broad Street, and
  • Britain Street will be closed to through traffic between Wentworth Street and Crown Street.

The work is expected to be completed by Wednesday.

Motorists are advised to avoid the area if possible. Please observe all construction signs and exercise caution in the construction zone.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Updated Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Motorists are advised of the following traffic interruptions:

Streets: Ocean Westway from King William Road to Manawagonish Road

Date: Continuing from September 23, 2016 until March 10, 2017 

Time: 8am-6pm daily

Duration: From January 18, 2017 until March 10, 2017

Direction: Traffic will be reduced to one lane in both directions during construction periods

Specific Area: Ocean Westway to Manawagonish Road

Description of Work: Port City Water Partners will be completing work locating existing water infrastructure as part of the construction phase of the City of Saint John’s Safe Clean Drinking Water Project.

Motorists are advised to plan their travel accordingly, reduce speeds in construction zones, observe signage, and drive safely. Work commencement and completion times are subject to change. Weather permitting.

Updated Tuesday, January 17, 2017

East side motorists advised of heavy ice build-up on streets

Saint John Water is advising motorists of ice build-up on two streets on the City’s east side caused by service leaks. The intersection at Bayside Drive and the Causeway is very slippery and ice covered and one lane is closed. Michael Crescent between Mark Drive and Cindy Lee streets will be closed while repairs to a valve causing ice build-up are carried out.
 
Motorists are advised to use extreme caution in the area and to respect signage and barricades. If possible, use another route. Saint John Water will provide updates as more information becomes available.
 
Thank you for your cooperation. 
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Updated Wednesday, January 11, 2017

 

Read Head Road is now open 
Courtenay Bay Causeway East bound is now open
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Streets: Courtenay Bay Causeway 

Date: Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Direction: East bound - Road is closed to thru traffic between Union Street and Bayside Drive 

Description: Flooding
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Streets: Red Head Road at the eastern dyke (breakwater)

Date: Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Direction: Closed to thru traffic in both directions 

Detour: Bayside Drive to Hewitt Road to Red Head Road
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For the duration of the winter season, the City of Saint John will post all winter updates and traffic advisories on a single, dedicated “Winter Conditions/Traffic Advisories” page on www.saintjohn.ca.  

We encourage citizens, including media and those who receive individual notifications through social media or email, to visit www.saintjohn.ca to stay informed of all City-wide notifications.