Anticipated road closure, Westfield Road near Mellinger Crescent, could isolate up to 800 households


We anticipate having to close a large portion of the Westfield Road sometime Saturday, May 5. This means that residents in the Westfield Road area, between the Gault Road and Mellinger Crescent, will be isolated as water levels rise. Once closed, barricades will be in place and traffic will not be allowed to enter or leave the area.

On Saturday, May 5 at 5pm, NB Southern Railroad will provide a free one-way evacuation shuttle service via rail to those along the Westfield Road, including Morna, Morna Heights, Belmont, Ketepec, Acamac, and South Bay.

Train pick up points are railway crossings at the following locations:

• Ketepec Road crossing

• Acamac Backland Road crossing

• Grenville Lane crossing

• Galbraith Property crossing (1109 Westfield Road)

The shuttle will depart east towards the City center at 5pm (Saturday, May 5). Passengers will be shuttled to the Red Cross Reception Centre at the Carleton Community Centre, 82 Market Place West, and arrive around 6:30 p.m.

If you are able, please assist neighbours and friends, especially those who are vulnerable.

If you require assistance getting to a pick up location, please contact 648-3333.

Please drive slowly to your pick up point. Remove your valuables and lock your car.

• You can bring up to 2 bags. We recommend that you prepare to be away from your home for at least 7 days. 


• Pets, their food, carriers and medical history/list of vaccinations. Carriers are recommended for pets (including cats). At a minimum, all pets must be on a leash. 
• A week's worth of clothing
• Medication
• Identification, cash and keys

The SJ-EMO asks all residents in flooding areas to shut off the gas supply to propane tanks and appliances. Tanks that are not shut off will discharge their contents into the environment and we are beginning to see instances of this happening. The shut off valve is located at the top of the tank. Do not worry about disconnecting the tank.

You will be taken to the Reception Centre at the west side Carleton Community Center where you must register with the Canadian Red Cross.  Affected residents are asked to make their own accommodations with family or friends. If you are staying with friends or family, they can pick you up at the Center around 6:30 p.m. Those who are unable to make their own arrangements will be provided with accommodations through the Canadian Red Cross.  Pets will be sheltered.

The Saint John Police Force will patrol the area via ATV during the evacuation.

If possible, leave a note on your door so first responders will know you have left.

We appreciate your support as the SJ-EMO works to keep everyone in your community safe.

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