Storm cleanup in New Brunswick could take ‘5 days to a week’ – New Brunswick | The Canadian News

Cleanup is underway in New Brunswick after a major winter storm hit the province.

Snow was expected to cover the province with up to 55 centimeters of snow in the southern part and up to 15 centimeters in the north.

Cleaning up the storm, the third major weather event to hit the region in the past three weeks, will likely take a while as snow had already accumulated from previous storms in some areas.

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“It may take five days to a week before the entire city is fully cleared to the level that we want it to be and the level that residents expect it to be,” Isabelle Leblanc, director of corporate communications for Moncton, said in an interview on Thursday. Friday. .

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“Part of the challenge there is that a lot of the snow that has already accumulated has started to freeze.”

In Fredericton, crews removed 1,500 truckloads of snow in the last week, about half of what they normally remove for the entire winter.

To allow for snow removal, the City of Saint John has declared a temporary overnight parking ban for the central/southern peninsula, which will be in effect from 11 p.m. Saturday to 7 a.m. Sunday.

Any vehicle parked on the street after 11 p.m. will be ticketed and towed, the city said in a statement.

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“The purpose of a parking ban is to allow snow plow crews to remove snow from all streets in the south/central peninsula to maintain access to all streets, especially narrow ones, for emergency vehicles. and deprived throughout the winter,” he said.

“The City of Saint John apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you for your cooperation as we work to clean up our city’s streets.”

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