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SJ-EMO Hurricane Dorian Update, including road closures and important contact and safety information

07-Sep-2019

Saint John EMO remained in Level 1 – Enhanced Monitoring throughout the day and has elevated activation to a Level 3 as of 8 p.m. to allow for enhanced coordination of partner/agency resources and response capabilities.

Residents are advised to stay home and off the roads.                                                                                         
Road Closure Update

Other areas may be impacted as roads become obstructed and reports are being received by the minute. Avoid any areas covered in water, downed trees, power and communication lines, poles, or debris. Check back for updates. 

Crews from all agencies are responding, including Fire, Police, Transportation & Environment Services, Saint John Energy.

Some signs and barricades are not staying in place due to high winds. Please continue to exercise good judgement and extreme caution.

Road closures due to flooding:

McAllister Drive at Majors Brook Drive 
McAllister Drive at Westmorland Road 
McAllister Drive at Golden Grove Road 
Westmorland Road between McAllister Place & Parkway Mall 
Rotheasy Avenue at Retail Drive 
Rothesay Avenue by Crosby's is down to one lane each way
Todd Street
Brown Street
Simpson Street
Tim Street

Road closures (partial or full) due to obstructions:

Whipple Street
Sea Street
Bayside Drive 
Dominion Court
Morley Crescent
St. Coeur Court
Gault Road 
Martello Road 
Conner Street 
Manawagonish Road 
Lawrence Street
Crown Street
Charlotte Street, between Watson Street and Lancaster Street due to safety concerns regarding a large compromised tree
Paradise Road
Lancaster Avenue
Winter Street and Rockland
Post Office Road
Lornville Road
City Line
Alexander Street
Bayview Drive
Dexter Drive
Douglas Avenue
Edgewater Lane
Fundy Drive
Germain Street
Goodrich Street
Hazen Street
Mansfield Place
McCavour Drive
Morris Street
Mount Pleasant North
Pokiok Road
Pugsley Avenue
Ray Street
Windsor Street
Ray Street
Tartan Street
Woodville Road
Hill Heights Road
High Drive at Crest Hill Street
Prince Street
Albert Street
Fundy Drive
Charlotte  Street

There are also a number of trees that have fallen in City parks and squares.

Stay safe! The Saint John Police remind motorists to not drive around the barricades that are in place for the roads that are closed. There is a lot of water on some roads.  Reduce speeds to avoid hydroplaning‎.

Crews are monitoring roads closely and will reopen them once conditions improve.

Help keep our crews and first responders safe by reducing speeds and remaining a safe distance from any active site.

There are approximately 3,800 customers without power at this time, mainly on the east and west sides of the City, without an estimated restoration time. Saint John Energy crews continue to address safety calls first; downed wires, fires etc. Power outages are reported through Saint John Energy’s Outage Map. 

Reports are being received for flooded basements. Fire crews are responding to structure fires and several fires due to power line and transformer interference and damage.

Saint John Water crews are monitoring wastewater and drinking water treatment facilities. There are no impacts to customers at this time. Any impacts will be communicated through the City.

Important contact information:


For emergencies, call 911

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

To report damage to City infrastructure and roads, call the City of Saint John at 658-4455

To monitor local weather forecasts, visit www.theweathernetwork.com and search “Saint John”

Saint John Transit is operating as usual, with detours in place. Follow https://twitter.com/ThinkTransitSJ for impacted route updates. 


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