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UPDATE: Eastern Newfoundland digging out from winter's first big blast

Storm Centre.
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Winter's opening salvo blankets metro region and the Avalon with 30+ centimetres of snow, heads for Labrador

WEATHER

Cindy Day's SaltWire Network Forecast


Environment Canada's public bulletins


CLOSURES, CANCELLATIONS, DELAYED OPENINGS

Northeast Avalon

  • Delayed opening Friday morning for City of Mount Pearl's buildings and facilities.

All City facilities will reopen at 11 a.m. http://stjohns.ca/public-advisory/city-facilities-will-open-11-am

Posted by City of St. John's on Friday, January 22, 2021
  • For updates on provincial government closures, visit gov.nl.ca.

  • A reminder that with the storm comes the City of St. John's 24-hour parking ban outside the downtown area
  • The Avalon Mall will provide an update Friday morning.

  • The Supreme Court in St. John's will be provided at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 22

  • NLC Head Office, Rock Spirits, Distribution Centre and stores in St. John’s, Mount Pearl and C.B.S. will open at 10 a.m.

  • Ches Penney Family YMCA in St. John's and YMCA Child Care locations will re-open at 10 a.m.

  • Town of Paradise facilities, including the Town Hall and Paradise Double Ice Complex, will close at 1 p.m. Garbage Collection for Areas 4A&B and Recycling Collection for Area 4A are cancelled for Friday, Jan. 22. It will be collected on Monday, Jan. 25. Updates on Town closure and cancellation notices are available at paradise.ca/closures

  • The Works, including the Aquarena and Field House will re-open at 11 a.m.

  • The Paradise and Mount Pearl Green Depots will have a delayed opening 1 p.m.

  • Newfoundland Association of the Deaf offices closed for the day.

  • All Choices For Youth locations have a delayed opening this morning. Locations will reopen at 11 a.m.

  • Town of Logy Bay-Middle Cove-Outer Cove facilities closed for the day.

Avalon Peninsula

Off the Avalon

  • The Gander Legal Aid NL office is closed this morning due to inclement weather. Update at 11 a.m.

SCHOOLS

Newfoundland and Labrador English School District status report

  • St. John’s metro area schools will see a delayed opening of three (3) hours this morning, with bus runs beginning 3 hours later than usual. Some schools have decided to stay closed for the day. Please check the NLESD status report to find your specific school. 

Memorial University

  • Due to poor weather, buildings on St. John's campuses will be delayed in opening until 1 p.m. Regularly scheduled on-campus classes and activities and the Childcare Centre will resume at that time.

College of the North Atlantic

  • Carbonear campus will be closed for the morning with an update at 11 a.m. regarding the afternoon. Online classes will continue as scheduled.
  • Ridge Road (RR) campus in St. John’s will remain closed for the morning. This includes the RR programs at Prince Philip Drive campus. An update will be provided at 11 a.m. for afternoon classes.
  • Seal Cove campus will be closed for the morning (Friday, Jan. 22). There will be at update at 11 a.m. regarding the afternoon. All online classes will continue as scheduled.
  • Prince Philip Drive campus (including the Child Care Center, ATC and Topsail Road offices) in St. John’s will be closed for the morning with an update at 11 a.m. regarding afternoon classes.

ROAD TRAVEL

N.L. Highway Driving Conditions

City of St. John's Live Plow Tracker

City of Mount Pearl Plow Tracker

Town of Paradise Live Plow Tracker

Town of Conception Bay South Live Plow Tracker

Questions regarding Snow Clearing? The Town's Snow Plow Tracker is available online at http://ow.ly/TQPs50DetCx....

Posted by Town of Conception Bay South on Friday, January 22, 2021

Provincial Live Plow Tracker


POWER OUTAGES

Newfoundland Power Outage Centre

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro Outage Map


AIR TRAVEL

St. John's International Airport

Gander International Airport

Deer Lake Regional Airport 

Goose Bay Airport


MARINE TRAVEL

Intra-provincial Ferries

Marine Atlantic Travel Advisory

Environment Canada Marine Forecast


#NLWX REPORT


SAFETY

The City of St. John’s recommends the following safety tips:

  • Remain off the road if possible, to facilitate snow clearing operations
  • Follow local weather forecasts and watch for warnings and advisories
  • Emergencies that require assistance from fire, police or ambulance should be directed to 911
  • Prepare and maintain an emergency kit — be ready to cope on your own for at least 72 hours
  • Ensure you have any medications that are crucial
  • Ensure you have a battery-operated portable radio Use flashlights, rather than candles and have a good supply of batteries; if you use candles don’t leave them unattended
  • Should you notice downed power lines in your area, do not touch or attempt to move them, call Newfoundland Power immediately at 1-800-474-5711

The St. John’s Regional Fire Department offers the following safety tips in the event of a power outage:

  • Electrically connected smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms will not work when the power is out unless they have battery back-ups. Make sure your home has battery-operated smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms. 

  • Everyone should know how to get out immediately if there is a fire. Plan and practice your escape plan before emergencies happen. 

  • Use flashlights or battery-operated lanterns or glow sticks instead of candles. Keep a fresh supply of batteries on hand. If using candles, place them in a non-combustible holder on a flat surface at least 12 inches away from anything that can burn and out of the reach of pets and children. 

  • Propane and charcoal barbecues are for outdoor use only. Do not bring them inside. 

  • Purchase generators with recognized approved labels. Make sure the unit has proper 
connection receptacles and circuit breakers. 

  • Portable generators should only be used outdoors and carefully located to ensure that 
exhaust fumes do not enter the home. Allow the generator to cool before refueling. Refuel the generator outside, following the manufacturer’s instructions. Store fuel for the generator in approved containers outside the home. 

  • Use only portable space heaters that have been designed for indoor use and follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Provide adequate ventilation by opening a window slightly while the heater is in use. Before refueling, turn off the heater, wait for it to cool and take the heater outside to refuel. 

  • Make sure electric stove elements and small appliances are OFF or unplugged to prevent fires from occurring when the electricity is restored. 

  • Cordless phones will not work when the power is out, so it is recommended to have at least one phone that does not require electricity to operate. 

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