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EMO Hurricane Update

(Sunday, Aug. 23, 2009) - HRM’s Emergency Measures Organization (EMO) continues to coordinate a response to weather conditions as Hurricane Bill moves up the coastline.

Flooding at this point is minor and localized. Trees have lost branches but at this point we are not aware of a streets downed by heavy winds.

Road closures include the road into Peggy’s Cove, the Lawrencetown Road in the vicinity of the beaches and the Cow Bay Road at the causeway. Water, rocks, and debris are on the road.

As of 12:15 p.m. Metro Transit was still operational with some service level changes.
Route 9 is being short turned and will not service Point Pleasant Park. Route 60 will be short turned at Heritage Hills and not servicing to the end of Cow Bay Road due to the number of rocks on the road and the water swells.

Ferry service is still operational but a determination of ongoing service is on a trip by trip basis.

Access A Bus services have been consolidated at Ilsley with Thorhnill closed for ease of operational response and for the safety of employees. Many trips booked on Access A Bus have been cancelled by the passengers.

As the severe weather impacts HRM, calls to the provincial 911 call center and the HRM emergency services dispatch center have risen substantially. These centers work to ensure that our citizens receive help in the event of an emergency, as soon as possible. The EMO is asking the public not to call 911 for any reason other than to report an emergency.

Do not call 911 to ask about road closures, power outages or for any other general information request. Inquires about power outages should be directed to Nova Scotia Power at 1-877-428-6004. Other inquires regarding road closures, water, sewer, transit or other services within HRM should be directed to the HRM call center at 490-4000.



Shaune MacKinlay
Manager, Public Affairs

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