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Catch Basins Checked to Prepare for Rain and Snowmelt


City of Saint John crews are preparing for rainfall and snowmelt. Crews from the Transportation and Environment service are inspecting catch basins in known trouble spots to ensure they are open and ready to handle any run-off.

Crews will be monitoring flood-prone areas. Significant rainfall is expected throughout the day and into this evening with temperatures well above freezing.

Any freeze-and-thaw cycle can cause ice to form on the streets and sidewalks .Crews will be out to put down salt and sand, as required, but citizens are reminded to drive carefully.

The freeze-and-thaw cycle can also encourage the formation of potholes in our streets. Avoid driving in puddles where possible.

Potholes can be reported by calling 658-4455 or emailing .

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