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VIDEO: Side streets still need snowclearing as city of St. John's resumes normal operations

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. —

All City of St. John's facilities were expected to reopen today to resume operations after the week-long state of emergency and snow clean-up since the major snowstorm on Jan. 17.

This includes city hall, all recreation facilities and parks, and the visitor/business information centre.

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Memorial University’s St. John’s campuses reopened Sunday at 8 a.m. to allow access to labs, offices and other rooms. That included the Marine Institute and Signal Hill campuses.

Libraries remained closed Sunday but were expected to open today as MUN gets back to its regular business.

Many schools were also expected to be open today after an unprecedented week-long shut down due to the storm and cleanup. The Newfoundland and Labrador English School District is beginning a phased-in approach to reopening schools.

The city says garbage and recycling curbside collection resumes today on the regular collection schedule.

  • Residents in Areas 1-4 (Monday to Thursday collection) are allowed to place up to four additional bags outside of their cart this week only.
  • Residents in Area 5 (Fridays) will be allowed to place up to eight additional bags, due to two missed collections, this week only.
  • There is no limit to the number of blue recycling bags put out for collection.
  • Residents in automated cart areas are reminded they are required to use the carts at all times. Snowed in carts need to be dug out. 
  • Carts should be placed inside the opening of the driveway or walkway so they do not impede traffic but are still reachable by the collection vehicles. 

A news release notes the city will make all efforts to collect curbside waste this week using safe and appropriate means that match the conditions, but expect delays in your regular collection time.

“Our plan is to collect curbside waste until the routes are completed,” the release states. “If that proves to be challenging, the city will make a further announcement on what residents should do at that time.”

The residential drop off at the Robin Hood Bay Waste Management Facility is open this week as regularly scheduled.

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