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Snow plow at Riverview Operations Centre

Town of Riverview prepares for Winter Storm

RIVERVIEW (N.B.) Environment Canada has issued a winter storm warning for southeast New Brunswick beginning today. Heavy and blowing snow will begin near noon with 20 cm expected and winds gusting as high as 90 km/hr in the late afternoon before turning to freezing rain.

As Maritimers, we’re prepared for all types of weather including what we affectionately call this type of storm: a good old-fashioned nor’easter.

With preparation in mind, the Town of Riverview is reminding its residents of the following public safety notices.

  • Due to snow and freezing rain, power outages are expected. As a result you might need to resort to portable generators and BBQs to keep your family warm and fed. During the 2017 winter snow storm in northern New Brunswick there were two fatalities and 40 people injured due to carbon monoxide poisoning. Riverview Fire and Rescue has produced a public safety brochure to decrease the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning with guidance on safe placement and use of portable generators.
  • Effective snow removal requires car-free streets. So, though the Town recognizes that it can be inconvenient to find off-street parking, it is sometimes necessary for the safe and complete plowing of town streets. Accordingly, cars must not be parked on the street when they will interfere with snow clearing operations. Motorists who fail to respect the by-law risk receiving a fine and/or having their vehicle towed.
  • Riverview’s Emergency Measures Organization is monitoring the storm and will announce the location and schedule for warming centres if they are needed. Visit www.townofriverview.ca for up-to-date information.
  • Snow and rain conditions are expected to make road conditions hazardous. Crews will be working hard to keep streets and sidewalks safe, but people should postpone all non-essential travel until the storm has passed.
  • To report tree damage, contact the 24/7 Public Works dispatch line: 506-387-2025.
  • To report a fallen power line or check the status of power outage, visit www.nbpower.com.
Media Contact

Denis Pleau

Fire Chief/EMO Director
Town of Riverview
[email protected]

Meghan Cross

Communications Coordinator
Town of Riverview
[email protected]

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