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Rain and Wind Warning

Residents asked to prepare for snow, rain and strong winds as weather system approaches

With a special weather statement currently in effect for Saint John, the Saint John Emergency Management Organization (SJ-EMO) is asking residents to be prepared.

The current forecast is for 5-10 cm of snow overnight Tuesday, changing to heavy rain and strong winds on Wednesday morning. The transition from snow to rain could create challenging conditions during the Wednesday morning commute with the potential for slippery conditions on roads and sidewalks. Please be aware and be cautious when walking or driving; allow for extra time and slow to driving conditions. Localized flooding is possible with snow melt and expected precipitation. The City will continue to monitor updated forecasts.

The City’s Public Works and Transportation crews are proactively applying liquid salt brine directly to higher traffic streets to mitigate slippery conditions. Crews will transition from road and sidewalk salting and sanding or plowing response to a flood response as needed. The SJ-EMO will monitor the weather and respond if necessary. 

What you can do to help: 

  • If able, clear catch basins and gutters from any obstructions near homes. 
  • Tie down or move loose items around your property. 
  • Use caution and be safe around coastal areas. 
  • Reduce driving speeds, keep headlights on, observe all posted signage and barricades and avoid driving through any areas that are covered in water. 
  • Prepare a 72-hour emergency kit. 

 To report flooding, contact the City’s Customer Service Centre at 506-658-4455.

 To report a fallen power line or power outages, call Saint John Energy at 506-658-5252 or visit them online

 For emergencies, call 911. 

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