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City will open sandbag distribution centre


The current five-day projection indicates water levels could  reach 5.2 metres by Friday, April 26. With this projection now in the forecast, the City will activate additional preparedness activities, according to the Spring Freshet Emergency Response Policy.

An emergency sandbag distribution centre will be set up for City residents at the Municipal Salt Storage Building, located at 406 Bay Street beginning Monday, April 22. Operating hours will be 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Sandbags are available for City residents free of charge. You will be asked to present a photo ID with a City address. Loading of sandbags will be required by those picking up outside the gate at 406 Bay Street. The City is not responsible for loading or delivery of sandbags. Sandbags are available on a first come first served basis.

Visit www.saintjohn.ca/riverwatch for more information.

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