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Early closures due to impending blizzard


March 26, 2014

MONCTON – Moncton City Hall, as well as all other non-essential municipal services, will be closing at noon today, due to the impending storm. In addition, Codiac Transpo will be suspending service at 12 p.m. (details online at codiactranspo.ca). 

Residents’ safety is of utmost importance, and the City strongly encourages everyone to get home and off the roads before the storm hits early this afternoon, as the forecast calls for extremely high winds, whiteout conditions and near zero-visibility. 

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

Reminders:

WASTE COLLECTION
Waste collection scheduled for Wednesday will likely be delayed. It is best to wait until the storm has passed and your street has been plowed before bringing out your bags to the curb or wait until the following week.

MONCTON’S SNOW PLAN 
The City of Moncton’s Snow Plan prioritizes the clearing of main arteries, as well as sidewalks near hospitals and schools, within the first few hours after storm end. This week’s blizzard will present particular challenges due to the blowing snow, and residents’ assistance in clearing sidewalks in their neighbourhood is greatly appreciated. More information on the Snow Plan can be found online (http://www.moncton.ca/Residents/Snow_Clearing.htm). 

WINTER PARKING BAN
In accordance with the City of Moncton by-law T-310, it is not permitted to park a vehicle on any Moncton street from December 1st to April 15th, between midnight and 7 a.m. This measure is done on an annual basis to allow for adequate and safe snow clearing and ice control operations. Refrain from parking on streets, even during the day, as the near-zero visibility will make it extremely difficult for plow operators to clear streets effectively.

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