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Update-Hurricane Juan Recovery Program- Day #2

(Tuesday, September 30/2003 08:20 a.m.)-- The following is a brief update of activities that are taking place today, as Halifax Regional Municipality continues to clean-up and recover from the effects of Hurricane Juan Sunday night.

Non-essential workers- Employees of the federal, provincial and municipal governments whose work is not considered an essential service were advised not to report to work again today.

Schools- Halifax Regional School Board has advised there will be no classes for students today.

Harbour Bridges- The MacKay bridge remains open to traffic. The Macdonald bridge is expected to be re-opened to traffic at noon. (Pls confirm with Bridge Commission)

Public Transit- Metro Transit bus and ferry service has resumed today, although there are some routes changes in the Windmill Road area of Dartmouth due to heavy storm damage.

Route 9- No service on Point Pleasant Drive, buses turning at end of Tower Road.

Route 50/51- Windmill Road closed at Albro Lake Road. Buses will detour via Albro lake Road to Wyse Road to Dartmouth Sportsplex terminal.

Route 10- No service to Booth Street (wires down) Woodlawn/Caledonia/ Dunbarton/ Strath, Calendonia.

Route 62- No service to bottom of Creighton Avenue.

Route 14/20- Chebucto Road at Mumford Road closed. Re-routing via Simpson's Lane to Armdale Rotary.

Clean-Up Operations- H.R.M., Canadian military and Nova Scotia Power work crews are continuing to clear fallen trees and other debris, with a particular focus on the urban core.

Electrical Power- Power has been restored to a number of areas since yesterday, but some areas still remain without electricity. (Pls contact Nova Scotia Power for specifics.)

Waste Collection- H.R.M. and its partners have resumed regular waste collection schedules throughout the municipality. Areas where waste collection was regularly scheduled for Monday (yesterday) will have a re-scheduled waste collection on Saturday, October 4th.

Media Briefing- It is anticipate there will be a multi-agency update and briefing for the media again today at Halifax Hall, City Hall, 1841 Argyle Street, at 4 p.m.


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