Hurricane Dorian doing damage

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A tree knocked over by the severe winds on Manawagonish Road. (Nykolas Bryden/Facebook)

Hurricane Dorian has been wreaking havoc in Saint John. Flooding started in the mid-afternoon, trees and powerlines have been knocked down throughout the day, and roads are being closed. Roughly 60,000 people are out of power and police are recommending everyone stay in. Here is a quick summary of what is happening.

Road closures

The following roads are closed according to the Saint John Police Twitter account:

  • Rothesay Avenue at Retail Drive
  • Haymarket Square
  • Westmorland Road between McAllister and Parkway
  • More are listed below

Power outages

There are numerous power outages across the city which are impacting thousands of people. Saint John Energy is not able to provide an estimated restoral time.

Fallen trees and powerlines

King Square’s memorial statue covered by a fallen tree (Nykolas Bryden/Facebook)
Another fallen tree in King Sqaure (Nykolas Bryden/Facebook)
Barnhill school, West Saint John (Nykolas Bryden/Facebook)
West Saint John (Anonymous/Facebook)

Stay indoors

Emergency crews are working hard to bring back power and keep roads safe. Stay indoors and stay safe.

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