New Brunswick Tribune

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

After a snowstorm, residents of New Brunswick dig their way out

After a snowstorm, New Brunswick residents dig their way out

Key takeaways:

  • The hardest hit areas were those along the province’s southern coast. In Saint John, Sussex, and Pennfield Ridge, more than 30 centimetres of snow fell.
  • In Saint John, an overnight parking ban is from 11 p.m. Saturday to 7 a.m. Sunday for the south/central peninsula. 

New Brunswickers are waking up to snow-covered driveways after the province’s first snowstorm of 2022.

The areas along the province’s southern coast were the hardest hit. Over 30 centimeters of snow fell in Saint John, Sussex, and Pennfield Ridge.

Moncton got 28 centimetres of rain.

Edmundston had the least amount of snow, with only four centimeters reported.

Also read: The number of hospitalizations in New Brunswick is at an all-time high

Power outages and drifting snow were caused by wind gusts of 70-100 km/h. Thousands of people lost power on Friday, but only a few thousand were still without power on Saturday morning.

The storm caused numerous road closures and travel advisories on Friday night, including Trans-Canada Highway from Moncton to Nova Scotia. Roads began to restart early Saturday morning, and travel advisories were lifted.

After shutting at 4 p.m. on Friday, Saint John Transit has reopened. However, the transit company warned that bus delays and detours were possible.

Moncton, Dieppe, and  Riverview public libraries will be shut until 1 p.m. on Saturday.

Police in Saint John is very busy.

According to a statement released Saturday, Saint John police say they responded to approximately 20 motor vehicle collisions. Ten collisions resulted in injuries, the majority of which were minor.

Officers also reacted to 31 other storm-related calls, most of which involved vehicles stuck in the snow blocking roads.

After a snowstorm, New Brunswick residents dig their way out
After a snowstorm, New Brunswick residents dig their way out. Image from TheSpec.Com

Parking restrictions are in effect.

In Saint John, an overnight parking ban is from 11 p.m. Saturday to 7 a.m. Sunday for the south/central peninsula. The parking prohibition is in place to allow for snow removal.

Residents who usually park on the road will use the following parking lots starting at 6 p.m. 

Tonight and ending at 7 a.m. Monday:

The intersection of Duke and Sydney Streets.

Peters Street.

Carmarthen Street (Vineyard Church).

Sydney Street (Service New Brunswick).

Vulcan Street.

Source: CTV News

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