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Citizen update re: Ice and Snow Storm

April 1, 2014

MONCTON – The City of Moncton wishes to advise residents that Public Works crews continue to maintain streets as the ice and snow storm hammers southeastern New Brunswick. In addition, City Hall and other municipal services are open as per regular business hours.

It is recognized that (as of 12 p.m.) more than 3,200 residences are without electricity in Moncton. NB Power crews have been diligent in restoring power during the past 24 hours and under very difficult conditions. The situation is not considered to be a critical or widespread issue in Moncton; therefore warming centres have not been opened.
Should a City of Moncton resident be without power and no heat source for more than 24 hours, the following steps may be taken:

  1. Contact family or friends that have electricity and stay with them until the situation improves (at a minimum, charge your cell phones and cook or heat some food).
  2.  Visit public spaces, such as a City of Moncton community centre (e.g.: Crossman-Kay Centre, Red Ball Internet Centre, Public Library) or a shopping centre, to warm up and replenish supplies.
  3. Contact the City of Moncton at 853-3333. Residents’ information will be noted, and should the situation worsen, will be advised of next steps.

Residents’ safety is of utmost importance, and the City strongly encourages every household to prepare a 72-hour kit. Details on what to include can be found at www.getprepared.gc.ca.

Residents are encouraged to visit the City of Moncton’s Facebook or Twitter pages for the most up-to-date information.

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Media Contact:

Isabelle LeBlanc
Communications, City of Moncton
506-863-4544 / isabelle.leblanc@moncton.ca