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Moncton’s Weather “Bomb” preparations


March 25, 2014



MONCTON – The City of Moncton is requesting residents’ assistance in preparing for the impending major storm that will hit the area on Wednesday. Current forecasts are calling for upwards of 30 cm of snow, with wind gusts reaching 95 km/hr causing widespread whiteout conditions and extensive blowing snow.

Due to the whiteout conditions and blowing snow, near-zero visibility is expected at times during the height of the storm, and residents’ cooperation in following these steps will greatly improve snow clearing operations and ensure the public’s safety:

  1. If it is not absolutely necessary to be out and about, please stay at home.
  2. If you must travel, please use extreme caution, drive slowly, clear all vehicle windows and watch for pedestrians.
  3. 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.
  4. Pedestrians should wear bright, visible clothing, use the sidewalks whenever possible or walk on the street - against traffic – to ensure they are seen by motorists. 

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

CODIAC TRANSPO

By mid-afternoon tomorrow, the difficult weather conditions expected may impact service provided by Codiac Transpo. It is recommended to visit the City of Moncton’s Facebook or Twitter pages for the most up-to-date information, or customers can call 857-2008.

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).

REMINDER – 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. 

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Media Contact:

Isabelle LeBlanc

Communications, City of Moncton

506-863-4544 / isabelle.leblanc@moncton.ca