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Saturday, January 4, 2014

Three Car Accidents On The Harbour Bridge Last Night

Crews responding to three car accidents on the Harbour Bridge on Friday night. 

Sargent Chuck Elgee tells CHSJ news, "The Harbour Bridge had quite a slippery surface and one car ended up flipping onto its roof."

The other two accidents ended up blocking the entire east-bound lane. There were no injuries in any of the cases.The Harbour Bridge is now reopened in both directions and has been sanded and salted.

Sargent Elgee says highways around the city are in decent condition, but the side streets could be better.

Saint John Fire also responding to two single-vehicle accidents, where the car flipped over. One on Route 111 and the other at 570 Rothesay Avenue.

Program Looking For Clothing Donations

The New Brunswick Association for Community Living saying instead of throwing away your old clothing, you can donate them and recycle all at the same time.

The group is looking for cloth donations in support of the Community Collection Program, which helps people with intellectual disabilities.

Gina Wilkins assists with communications and is also a donor. She tells CHSJ News, "A lot of those items end up in the landfill. This is not only a great way to make a donation to a very worthy organization, but it's also a way to recycle," she says.

The program helps people with intellectual disabilities, in areas such as employment, education and independent living. 

The organization has trucks that go through communities to pick up donations.

If you'd like for them to stop by your home give them a call at 1 866 822 2548.

Mill Rats Trade Player To Halifax Rainmen

The Saint John Mill trading shooting guard Chris Matthews to the Halifax Rainmen. This for the 1st round draft picks of 2014.

President of the Mill Rats, Ian McCarthy says, they've received many trade offers for Matthews throughout the year, and now seemed like the right time.

 He says the team is working with agents to sign on a new player, and will make an announcement once a decision is made.

Winter Driving Tips From Saint John Police

'Tis the season of fishtailing and fender-benders.

Jay Henderson of the Saint John Police Department is offering some tips to drivers to make driving in snow and freezing rain a little safer.

"Clean snow off all windows, headlights and indicator lights, and remove loose snow from roof and truck. Ensure windows are defogged before setting out to drive."

Henderson reminds people that the posted speed limit is ideal for totally perfect driving conditions. Therefore, when there's snow on the ground you have to reduce your speed.

Carbon Monoxide Levels Found At Prince Edward Square Mall

 Saint John Fire responding to reports of the smell of exhaust in parts of the Prince Edward Square Mall. 

 Crews finding levels of carbon monoxide at the YMCA, NB Liquor and Dooly's.

Platoon Chief Pete Saab tells us, Something went wrong with the heating system in the building. The exhaust from the system was being moved back into the building and was not escaping. 

Crews aired out the building and evacuated the three business, and made sure the proper authorities were called in to fix the furnace.

Enbridge was brought on scene to shut down the gas. The rest of the mall was checked for carbon monoxide levels and none were found.