Posted on: January 16, 2020 | Return to News
Residents of Conception Bay South and motorists parking within the Town are advised that the Winter Parking Ban is in effect from December 1 until April 30, both days inclusive, on all roads and streets.
For more details, click here.
Winter storms can happen almost anywhere. They can cause us problems. Know what to do before, during, and after a storm. This will help keep you and your family safe from a winter fire.
Important Reminder: There are more home fires in winter than in any other season. Half of all home heating fires happen in December, January and February. As you stay cozy and warm this winter season, be fire smart.
Fact: Nearly half of all space heater fires involve electric space heaters.
Fire Hydrants: Fire hydrants are addressed by Town staff as resources become available. Snow clearing operations of roads and sidewalks are the priority. There are approximately 1,300 fire hydrants in the Town of Conception Bay South, so we ask residents to please do their part in keeping the hydrant near their house accessible. Residents are both permitted and encouraged to clear fire hydrants areas. Every second counts in an emergency.
Learn more about the Town’s Winter Control Program.
When there is heavy rain in the forecast, it is important to remember that this could mean excess water on roads and around your property. Here are some reminders on how to prevent water damage:
Rain mixed with cold temperatures means ice is on the way. Please drive and walk slow.
Learn more about Ice Safety by reading our information sheet below.
Although crews regularly patrol streets to identify potholes and other road deficiencies, potholes can develop quickly when temperatures hover around zero degrees. We can use your help in identifying locations that require attention. Pothole complaints are investigated and scheduled by priority for repair. To report a pothole, click here.
Power outages are often caused by freezing rain, sleet storms and/or high winds that damage power lines and equipment. Cold snaps or heat waves can also overload the electric power system. During a power outage, you may be left without heating/air conditioning, lighting, hot water, or even running water. If you only have a cordless phone, you will also be left without phone service. You can greatly lessen the impact of a power outage by taking the time to prepare in advance. Learn how to prepare.
If an emergency happens in your community, it may take emergency workers some time to reach you. You should be prepared to take care of yourself and your family for a minimum of 72 hours. Visit Government of Canada for more information.
Preparing for a storm surge
If a storm surge is forecast
If you have any questions about being prepared for an emergency, contact the Conception Bay South Fire Department.