Saturday, September 11, 2021 - 8:30 AM

Hurricane Larry Update

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Hurricane Larry caused a significant amount of tree and property damage throughout the City of St. John’s. Residents are asked to avoid travel unless for essential reasons to provide city crews with time to clean up streets, sidewalks, parks and open spaces.

If you must travel for essential reasons, proceed with caution and be mindful of the potential for downed or damaged power lines and areas with reduced lanes.

Report potential hazards on or near City property to 311 or 754-CITY (2489), or online.

Downed power lines, power outages or damaged poles can be reported directly to Newfoundland Power online or by phone 1-800-474-5711.

Roads
Avoid travel unless for essential reasons. Lanes are reduced on many streets due to debris; the public are advised to proceed with extreme caution, especially in areas where pedestrian walk lights may also be out of service, or where construction work is ongoing.

Traffic Signals
City crews are out assessing damaged traffic signals and several intersections are not operational due to power outages. The priority is to remove hanging signals; the replacement process will take some time. If you must travel for essential reasons, treat intersections as four way stops if they are not operational and watch for pedestrians.
 
Major Parks Closed
Bannerman Park, Victoria Park and Bowring Park are closed today (Saturday, Sept. 11) due to significant amount of debris that needs to be removed. The priority for city crews at this time is to address streets and major road hazards.

Drop-off for Debris
Starting Sunday, Sept. 12, residents who are cleaning branches and trees from private property can drop off debris at the large gravel parking lot at Quidi Vidi Lake near the Boulevard. A reminder that Robin Hood Bay Waste Management Facility is closed for commercial and residential users today.

Further updates related to Hurricane Larry will be announced as required.