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City Crews Working to Remove Ice Build Up on Uptown Streets


After the parking switchover from one side of the street to the other uptown last night, there remains a lot of packed snow and ice in areas where the cars were previously parked. This build up occurs during the winter months in areas that are shaded and do not see as much sunlight. The extreme cold temperatures over the past couple of weeks has kept any accumulated layers of snow and ice from melting during the day. With the buildup, comes a narrowing of some streets. This can present a significant challenge for winter control operations.
City crews have been working hard to cut and remove the ice. These efforts will continue over the next few days to open up the uptown streets. Since the equipment used to cut the ice is noisy, operations will not take place overnight in residential areas. 
Please continue to keep safety top of mind when approaching and driving around the heavy equipment. If you are able to avoid areas where work is underway, that is always ideal. Crews need all the space they can get to work efficiently and safely.  
Thank you for helping us manage through winter in Saint John. 
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