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Winter Storm Updates for February 2

31-Jan-2015

February 2, 2015

Update, 3:15 p.m.

City operated arenas will be closing at 5pm today and are expected to re-opening at noon tomorrow. Check back for updates.

The following community centres are closed:

Carleton Community Centre
Somerset Community Centre
Nick Nicolle Community Centre (ONE Change)
South End Community Centre (Boys and Girls Club)
 
Recreation programs at Hazen White School have also been cancelled for the evening.

February 1, 2015

Update, 5:30 p.m.

With 20-30 cm of snow expected to fall between tomorrow afternoon and Tuesday morning, City crews will continue to focus on plowing. An overnight snow ban is not being called for tonight or tomorrow (Monday) evening. Residents will be advised when one is called. 

Residents are asked to park off street, when possible, to make room for the plows. Snow ban parking lots will be open for vehicles, free of charge, overnight. 

All City operated arenas are open.

Update, 10:35 a.m. 

The Saint John Fire Department is on scene at a large structure fire on Prince Edward Street. City plows and other resources have been diverted to the area to assist with emergency snow removal. 

There will not be a snow ban in the South Central Peninsula this evening. Today's snow removal operations will focus on push back, and snow removal in non-residential uptown areas.

Snow ban parking lots will be open for vehicles this evening, free of charge from 11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. Residents are asked to park off the streets so that plows can clear the roads. Available lots include:
  1. Corner of Princess and Charlotte
  2. King Street East
  3. Peters Street
  4. Carmarthen Street/Vineyard Church
  5. Mecklenburg Street at Wentworth
  6. Corner of Charlotte and Queen Street at Key Industries (entrance on Queen Street)
A snow ban is expected to be called tomorrow (Monday) evening. More information will follow. 
 
In the wake of the heavy snowfall we have received, and with more on its way, a comprehensive snow removal plan is being developed for the South-Centreal Peninsula for the next two weeks. The plan will include 24 hour snow removal operations. 

In order for the plan to be successful, temporary no parking signs will be installed in the days to come, beginning this evening. A list of affected streets will be made available soon, and on a daily basis. Residents are asked to adhere to them. 

The past week has been challenging for citizens, City crews and equipment. The City thanks residents for their continued support and patience. 

Questions about the City's Winter Management Plan, including snow plow operations, should be directed to the City's customer service line at 658-4455. The line is experiencing high call volumes. Staff are answering as many calls as possible and thank you for your patience. 

Please look out for one another and stay safe, Saint John.

January 31: Update 8:30 pm

All Pavilion Cup activities scheduled for Sunday, February 1 have been cancelled.

Update 11:15 am

All City operated arenas are closed.

City plow crews are out in full force, however motorists are advised to avoid all unnecessary travel.

Information from Saint John Police Force

The City of Saint John advises residents that the Pavilion Cup has been cancelled today. Schedule updates can be found on the Pavilion Cup's Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/pavilioncup

The Saint John City Market is closed today.

Information from Saint John Transit