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Hurricane Lee storm update

City of Saint John Hurricane Lee storm update

September 16, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. - Wind and rainfall warnings remain in effect from Environment Canada, with winds expected to reach 100km per hour, and rainfall amounts between 50-100mm in Saint John.   

Fallen trees have been reported in areas across the City. Crews and arborists are addressing the sites on a priority basis. The public is asked to avoid driving around fallen trees and use extreme caution in areas where crews are working.    

Flooding is expected on roadways and other low-lying areas. Motorists are reminded to avoid driving through any flooded areas. 

Residents are asked to ensure their garbage bags and carts are not left curbside over the weekend. Garbage can be placed back out to the curb for collection on Sunday evening or Monday morning. 

All municipal recreation facilities and fields are closed until further notice. 

There are power outages in areas across the City. Visit Saint John Energy to report fallen power lines, and to check on outages and estimated restoration times. 

Reports of outages and damages to traffic lights are also being addressed. Motorists should reduce their speeds when approaching intersections and proceed with caution. 

The City appreciates the public’s attention and reminds everyone to stay safe and check on neighbours, family and friends.

To report damages to City infrastructure, call 506-658-4455.

For Saint John Energy, call 506-658-5252.

For emergencies, call 911.