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(Tuesday, September 30, 2003, 6:00am)

Hurricane Juan has casued extensive damage throughout the HRM and police services are still requesting motorists to remain off the roads to enable public works crews to better clear the streets of fallen trees and other debris.

HRM Continues to advices all HRM workers in non-essential services that are not critical to the clean-up and recovery effort to remain at home on Tuesday. Metro Transit emmployees and support staff are to report to work as scheduled Tuesday morning.

Metro Transit buses will be operating a full service along main roads. Service levels will be similar to a snow day with buses not travelling on blocked streets. Customers should expect delays in bus service due to continuing closure of the MacDonald Bridge. The ferries will also be operating with regular service.

Schools throughout HRM will remain closed Tuesday.

Residential Collection Service will resume on Tuesday with regular refuse, organic and recyclables collection for residential customers. Residents are reminded that trees branches are organic material and should be disposed of during your green cart collection week.

Commercial operators are ased to hold refuse for at least one more day to provide interim capacity at the solid waste facility.

HRM will advise residents of further developments as they occur.

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