City of Saint John’s crews are out in force to keep City streets as
safe as possible during the
storm. Citizens are reminded to avoid travelling during the storm and
to take advantage of available off-street parking, where possible.
staff will be working within the Winter Management Plan to meet the
established service objectives,
once the storm ends, according to Priority and based on the storm
severity. Major arteries, highway connections and emergency routes will
be cleared constantly during the storm, with major bus routes, and
streets connecting schools, community centres and business
districts as the second priority.
are also preparing for rainfall and snowmelt. As part of the City’s
Winter Management Plan, Municipal
Operations crews inspect catch basins in known trouble spots on a
weekly basis to ensure they are open and ready to handle any run-off.
are reminded to use extra caution when using sidewalks across the City
this week. A forecast
of mixed precipitation and temperatures near the freezing mark may
cause slippery sidewalks. Saint John Transportation and Environment
Services crews will continue to work hard to meet our
Winter Management Plan service objectives.