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Saturday Morning Update from Miramichi Mayor

Mayor Lordon

Saturday January 28 – 9:30AM City of Miramichi Ice Storm Recovery Update

Good Morning

As of 9:30am we are sitting at around 2500 outages in the city of Miramichi with numerous pockets expected to come online tonight between 10pm-11pm. Further pockets are scheduled for tomorrow and Monday at the same time. To see the estimated time for your area please follow-up with NB Power at nbpower.com

We are asking citizens with further questions about power outages to please direct your inquires to NB Power so as not to tie up the resources at the Police Communications Center, as they continue to experience a high call volume in their own right.

Both of our Warming Centers remain open today at the Golden Hawk Rec Center (8 Pollard Blvd) and the Linden Rec Center (487 King George Hwy) so we can continue to provide warmth, hot food, and hot showers. Again today meals will be served to those in need.

Yesterday we continued to have hundreds of residents come through the warming centers, including several overnight, and transportation continues to be available to the Golden Hawk Warming Center by calling 623-2066.

Small quantities of water are available at the warming centers for those who need to bring some home, but people are reminded to bring their own containers to fill.

Several sites for tree and brush drop offs around the city are now open. They will be clearly identified with 4×8 foot signs and will be located at:
Newcastle – Cardinal Park at 650 Beaverbrook Road
Nelson – Miramichi ski club at 127 Nelson street.
Douglastown – Former Benny Vautour Ballfield 86 McKinnon road. Near the corner of McKinnon and Williston.
Chatham – In the Industrial Park across from 170 Walsh avenue
Loggieville – 1100 Wellington street
For those who may not be able to get their debris to these sites now, we will also provide a similar service in the spring.

We can now also confirm two locations for the drop off and disposal of spoiled food. Fero bins for disposal have been placed at the Golden Hawk Rec Center (8 Pollard Blvd) and at the old Fire Station in Newcastle (15 Jane Street)

This morning our Public Works crews are dealing with a water main break on Brookfield St, so this will tie up some of their resources, however their primary focus at this time continues to be the clearing the debris on the side of the road for the safety of vehicles and pedestrians.

A reminder Public Works will not be removing debris from people’s yards.

We are also continuing to ask citizens to conserve water.
Recreation programs and facilities will remain closed today and will be reevaluated at noon for tomorrow.
Once again we want to remind everyone that all storm related calls to the police, fire, and public works departments are being handled on a priority basis.
Please be mindful of all NB Power and Public Works crews working out there.

We will provide a further update this afternoon

Thank You
Mayor Adam Lordon

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