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Saturday, May 25, 2013

Flooding and Power Outages In The Region

The City warning drivers that the eastern part of Rothesay Avenue, which is near Fundy Honda, has been reduced to only one lane because of flooding. If you're behind the wheel, they're asking you to be careful when driving in that area and to observe all of the signage and barricades.

At least one power line is out after being knocked down by a tree. Kathleen Duguay of NB Power tells CHSJ News that approximately 120 homes are currently without power in the Long Reach area. 

She says that the lights will be back on later this afternoon. To check on the status of the outages, click here.

Tweet-Up In The Port City

Here's your chance to meet the people you tweet and re-tweet face to face. That's the idea behind a tweet-up, a real-life social event for Twitter users. 

Social media consultant Mark Burnett is organizing one in the city, and he tells CHSJ News that he's connected with many people in Saint John on the social media website, but wants to take those friendships beyond the internet. He says the event is a way to develop your personal and professional online connections.

The tweet-up is tonight at the Saint John Alehouse from 6:30 to 9:30, and Burnett tells us that they'll be rigging up the televisions in the alehouse to display all the tweets from the night.

Hydroplaning On Highway Causes Car Crash, Temporary Closure

Two vehicles colliding on the highway as a result of hydroplaning. 

The incident happened on the highway between Fox Farm Road and Rothesay Avenue, going westbound. Acting sergeant Dwayne Hussey of the Saint John Police Department tells CHSJ News that there were minor injuries, and that the highway was closed off, but it  has since been opened back up.

He tells motorists to be cautious of the water when driving in that area, and says that the Department of Transportation is bringing warning signage to that part of the highway.

Rain Won't Taper Off Until Sunday Evening

You may be crossing your fingers for sunshine, but grey skies and rain is the forecast until at least late on Sunday. 

Andy Firth, a meteorologist with Environment Canada tells CHSJ News that we've already received up to 70mm of rainfall and we could see another 40mm of rain in the next day. He says that total rainfall amounts of up to 100mm isn't out of the question from this storm. There's a slow-moving low-pressure system over the area and we're locked into this rainy, dreary weather for the next 24 hours. 

Firth tells us showers won't be as intense tomorrow, and once we head into Monday we may start to see some sun, but you should enjoy the sunshine while it lasts, because we're in for rain again on Wednesday.