Town prepares for heavy rainfall with strong winds and flash freeze expected

Published February 17, 2022 @ 11:00 a.m.

Environment Canada has issued rainfall, wind and flash freeze warnings for our area. These are in effect from Thursday evening, February 17 until Friday, February 18. For details, visit here.

The Town Works Department crews have been preparing by clearing main catch basins and ensuring signage and barricades are ready.

How residents can help

To help prevent localized flooding, if able, keep the catch basins adjacent to properties free from debris as well as ice and snow in the winter.

With a possibility of power outages, The Town of Grand Bay-Westfield Emergency Measures Organization (EMO) reminds residents to have their 72-hour emergency kits ready. For details, visit here. With a wind warning in effect, the Town’s EMO also reminds residents to secure items outdoors such as garbage cans, compost bins, BBQs etc…

Motorists are reminded to:

Allow for extra travel time;
Obey any road closures (do not drive around barricades);
Ensure headlights are on; and
Keep a safe distance from other vehicles.

Contact information

For emergencies, call 911.

To report a power outage or downed line, please contact NB Power at 1-800-663-6272 or by visiting here.

Questions or concerns about snow control? Please contact 738-2230.

For urgent after-hours Town matters, please contact 738-6400 (Option 3).

Stay informed

Grand Bay-Westfield EMO reminds residents to register for Town emergency alerts by visiting here.

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The Town extends thanks to its residents for their patience and cooperation as both the Town and contractor crews work hard to keep our roads and sidewalks safe.