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City of Saint John prepares for storm conditions


With a storm event forecasted for Thursday and Friday of this week, the City of Saint John Transportation and Environment Services will be working to keep the City streets and sidewalks safe for motorists and pedestrians.

With a combination of snow, freezing rain and strong winds, motorists should prepare for changing and deteriorating travel conditions, and are reminded to drive carefully. 

City staff will be working within the Winter Management Plan to meet the established service objectives 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.

Be aware of any winter parking restrictions, alternate side parking rules as posted on street signs, and City issued temporary parking bans. Parking bans may be called in the days after a snowfall to help facilitate the City’s snow clearing operation safely and efficiently. This operation involves a lot of heavy equipment used to widen streets, reduce snowbanks, and clear ice that has built up. Saint John has two parking bans: North-East-West and South Central Peninsula. 

To prepare for the event of a prolonged power outage, citizens are reminded to have everything they need for at least 72 hours following a storm. This includes preparing an emergency kit for home and car. An emergency kit should include food, water, batteries, a battery-powered radio, first-aid supplies and any special items such as prescriptions, infant formula and equipment for people with disabilities.

To sign up to receive emergency alerts, visit Emergency Alert on www.saintjohn.ca

To report flooding, contact the City’s Customer Service at 658-4455. 

To find out whether a temporary overnight parking ban has been declared, call 658-4040.

To report a fallen power line or power outages, call SJ Energy at 658-5252 or visit them online

For emergencies, call 911.

Click here for information on reducing the risk of a flood.

For updates, visit www.saintjohn.ca, follow us on Twitter or Facebook and local media.


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City of Saint John
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(506) 649-6008