January 2019

UPDATE: Storm Leads To Flooding, Icy Conditions

Posted on Sunday, January 20, 2019 22:32 PM

Widespread flooding and icy conditions are causing a lot of problems in the Saint John area.

Travel on Highway 1 is restricted to emergency and service vehicles only from the U.S. border to River Glade, according to NB 511.

Vehicles are stranded in several areas around the city and first responders have dealt with a number of collisions.

As of late Sunday evening, city officials say police and fire crews are only responding to emergency calls.

AG Releases Report On WorkSafeNB

Posted on Sunday, January 20, 2019 15:32 PM

New Brunswick's auditor general says WorkSafeNB deficiencies are preventing injured workers from returning to work in a timely manner.

In a report released last week, Kim MacPherson said WorkSafeNB has no initial contact with a worker to assess their injury and determine immediate steps.

MacPherson said WorkSafeNB also does not develop case plans with return-to-work goals, proposed treatments and a forecasted recovery date.

Move Your Vehicle If You Live In North, West And East Saint John

Posted on Sunday, January 20, 2019 15:18 PM

If you live east, west or north, you need to get your vehicle off the street before midnight as there is an overnight parking ban in place for those areas of the city.

St. Stephen Woman Killed In ATV Crash

Posted on Sunday, January 20, 2019 11:47 AM

A 51-year-old woman from St. Stephen has died following an all-terrain vehicle crash in McAdam.

Police say a passerby came across the crash on Saunders Road shortly before 7 a.m. Saturday and called 911.

Investigators believe the crash happened when the ATV went off a ramp.

They say the woman died at the scene from her injuries.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

Story by Brad Perry
Twitter: @BradMPerry
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Crews Ready For Messy Weather

Posted on Sunday, January 20, 2019 07:37 AM

Officials in Saint John say they are prepared to deal with whatever this weekend's storm throws at us.

Crews have been spraying liquid brine onto the high priority streets to reduce the amount of solid ice which forms.

Major arteries, highway connections and emergency routes will be cleared constantly during the storm, with major bus routes and streets connecting schools, community centres and business districts as the second priority.

Sunday Morning Sports For January 20th

Posted on Sunday, January 20, 2019 06:43 AM

In Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action:

The Saint John Sea Dogs fell to Val-d'Or 4-2.

Aiden MacIntosh and Maxim Cajkovic scored for Saint John.

 

In the NHL:

Calgary downed Edmonton 5-2, Ottawa fell to St. Louis 3-2, Montreal lost to Philadelphia 5-2, Dallas doubled up Winnipeg 4-2, the Rangers edged Boston 3-2, and New Jersey fell to Anaheim 3-2.

 

In the NBA:

Danny Green had a game-high 24 points as the Raptors downed Memphis 119-90.

Toronto has won eight of its last 10 games.

 

In ACAA basketball:

Cancellations - Sunday, January 20th

Posted on Friday, January 18, 2019 19:54 PM

Transportation:

**Travel is not recommended on several highways. You can find the latest updates on New Brunswick 511.**

Bay Ferries has cancelled its Sunday sailings between Saint John and Digby.

Businesses:

McAllister Place is closed.

The New Brunswick Museum is closed.

Snow School at Poley Mountain is cancelled.

The Saint John YMCA is closing at 2 p.m.

Church Services:

Winter Storm Warning In Effect

Posted on Saturday, January 19, 2019 07:48 AM

Environment Canada is warning people to hunker down ahead of a strong winter storm heading our way.

A winter storm watch was upgraded to a winter storm warning on Saturday morning for all of New Brunswick.

Meteorologist Trina Smith says snow will move in overnight Saturday night and become heavy during the day Sunday.

Southern regions will see 15 centimetres of snow before it changes to freezing rain around the supper hour, followed by 30 to 40 millimetres of rain, said Smith.