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Heavy Rain Preparation


April 7, 2014
                 
MONCTON – With heavy rain predicted to fall tomorrow, the City of Moncton would like to inform residents that crews will be on stand-by to deal with any situations that may arise. 

The City does not expect any major issues but is being proactive so that the impacts of any issues as a result of localized flooding are minimal. We encourage citizens to call our 24/7dispatch line at 859-2643, to report any signs of flooding or other hazards so that crews can be sent out to remedy the situation.

Residents are encouraged to clear storm drains near their property if they are capable, in order to reduce the risk of street flooding.

The City would like to remind motorists that during heavy rainfall they should be cautious and slow down while driving because of the potential to hydroplane. Motorists should also give themselves extra time to arrive to their destination, as unexpected street flooding might force traffic detours.

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Media Contact:

André Cormier
Corporate Communications
City of Moncton
506-859-2686
andrem.cormier@moncton.ca