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 Please note the following closures and cancellations for the Town of Paradise:

Town of Paradise to Lift State of Emergency effective 6:00 a.m. Friday, January 24

Update issued 5:30 p.m. Thursday, January 23

The state of emergency for the Town of Paradise will be lifted effective 6:00 a.m. Friday, January 24. Based on the current progress of snow clearing and street widening operations, the Town is now in a position to be able to lift the state of emergency. 

As street widening will be ongoing and with the considerable amount of snow that fell in the Town, effective immediately, the Town is implementing a 24 hour parking ban. No vehicles are permitted to park on any Town roads. When residents are doing snow clearing on their properties, they may park a vehicle on a Town road, but the vehicle must not be left unattended and must be moved immediately should snow clearing equipment be in the area. 

On Friday, January 24, the Town Hall is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and the Paradise Double Ice Complex is open from 7:00 a.m. to 11 p.m. Special recreation programming is being offered again at the Paradise Double Complex to give residents options to get out and about after all the severe weather. Visit paradise.ca/programs for all the details.

Street widening and hydrant clearing will continue overnight on Thursday. 

Drivers are asked to adjust speeds to current road conditions and please slow down, especially in residential areas. The large amount of snow is reducing visibility and it is important to watch for pedestrians and children playing. 

The Town thanks residents for the patience, cooperation and understanding during this past week as we dealt with record snow falls. 

Update 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 22, 2020
We thank residents for their on-going cooperation, it’s a great help as we continue with snow clearing operations. We ask drivers to adjust speeds to current road conditions and please slow down, especially in residential areas. The large amount of snow is reducing visibility and it is important to watch for pedestrians and children playing. 
 
The State of Emergency remains in place in the Town of Paradise with a temporary lift daily between 6 a.m. to midnight. This will ensure that vehicles are not on Town roads at night which greatly assists snow clearing efforts. 
 
Thursday, January 23, the Town Hall is open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and  the Paradise Double Ice Complex, including the Body Quest Fitness Centre, is open from 7:00 a.m. to 11 :00 p.m. On Thursday, we are offering special recreation programming at the Paradise Double Complex to give residents options to get out and about after all the severe weather. Visit paradise.ca/programs for all the details. These hours of operation support the temporary lift for the State of Emergency. Residents are advised to check with their respective minor sporting and other organizations on the status of non-Town programs. 
 
Street widening is underway and hydrant clearing is scheduled to begin on Thursday.  
 
A section of St. Thomas Line, from Topsail Road to Carlingford Drive is closed as repairs are completed on a sewer line. All traffic is diverted through Carlingford Drive. The section of St. Thomas Line will reopen on Thursday. 
 
Seniors, persons with disabilities, and other residents in Paradise who may need assistance snow clearing can call the provincial emergency operations centre (military support) at  709.729.3703. It is open  from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. daily.
 
The Town will continue to provide updates on operations and snow clearing work.
Update 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 21, 2020

We thank residents for their patience and understanding as we deal with the record snowfall. Your cooperation is helping with the snow clearing work. 

The State of Emergency remains in place in the Town of Paradise with a temporary lift daily between 6 a.m. to midnight. This will ensure that vehicles are not on Town roads at night which greatly assists snow clearing efforts. 

On Wednesday, January 22, the Town Hall is open for employees and the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Paradise Double Ice Complex is open for employees, but it is closed to the public and all recreation programming is cancelled. 

Street widening is underway and crews are working 24 hours a day. Loaders are working in areas of Town with larger lots and without curb and gutter as the equipment is able to push the snow from the roads. Large snow blowers are working in densely populated areas and subdivisions, and the street widening will take longer in those areas. The regular street clearing operations are being adjusted given the record snow fall amounts.

The provincial emergency operations centre (military support) is open and can be reached at 709.729.3703 from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. daily. Seniors, persons with disabilities, and other residents who may need assistance snow clearing are asked to call the line. This service is available to Paradise residents.

Garbage and recycling collection is cancelled for the remainder of the week. Regular collection will resume on Tuesday, January 28, 2020. (Extra bags will be collected for next week only.)

Residents who have questions on snow clearing, Town operations, or other Town work, are asked to call at 782-1400 or email info@paradise.ca. The Town Hall is open, but we are asking residents to stay off the roads unless necessary to help our snow clearing crews. We suggest calling or emailing and staff are available to answer questions and provide the information.  

The Town will continue to provide updates on operations and snow clearing work.

Update 5:30 p.m Monday, January 20, 2020

Until further notice, the Town of Paradise will temporarily lift the state of emergency daily between 6 a.m. to midnight. This will ensure that vehicles are not on Town roads at night which greatly assists snow clearing efforts. 

On Tuesday, January 21, the Town Hall will open for employees and the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Paradise Double Ice Complex will open for employees, but it is closed to the public and all recreation programming is cancelled. 

Garbage and recycling collection is cancelled for the remainder of the week. Regular collection will resume on Tuesday, January 28, 2020. Extra bags will be collected for next week only.  

We ask residents for their continued cooperation and patience as we work to deal with the record amounts of snow fall. The Town will continue to provide updates on operations and snow clearing work.

State of Emergency Temporarily Lifted Starting Monday, January 20, 2020 (Update 2:30 p.m., Sunday January 19, 2020)

Effective tomorrow, Monday, January 20, the Town of Paradise will temporarily lift the state of emergency from the hours of 6 a.m. and midnight daily. 

Starting Monday, and until further notice, all businesses are required to close by midnight daily. No vehicles are permitted on Town roads from the hours of midnight to 6 a.m. to allow for snow clearing operations to continue unimpeded. Only Town snow clearing equipment, emergency vehicles, essential workers travelling to work, and private snow clearing contractors are to be on Town roads during the overnight period. 

We ask all residents to stay home unless absolutely necessary; with minimal vehicles on the roads, crews can complete snow clearing work for the safety of all residents. Residents are also asked to respect the advisories of our neighbouring municipalities. 

Update 12:00 noon, Sunday, January 19, 2020

The Town of Paradise advises that the state of emergency remains in effect until 6 a.m. Monday, January 20, 2020. Snow clearing operations are underway and while progress is being made, all non-essential vehicles need to stay off roads so crews can complete their work. 

All businesses are to remain closed; however, pharmacies are permitted to open from noon to 7 p.m. today (Sunday, January 19, 2020) and private snow clearing contractors can begin operations.

All Town facilities will be closed for Monday, January 20, 2020. Garbage collection for Area 4 rescheduled to Monday is cancelled; an update on collection will be provided on Monday. 

Only essential vehicles (first responders and Town snow clearing equipment) are permitted on Town roads. Essential workers are permitted to travel to report to work. Anyone needing medication is permitted to travel to a pharmacy between noon and 7 p.m. ATVs such as snowmobiles are not permitted on roads and no vehicles are permitted to park on Town roads.

All residents are asked to stay home and safe so crews can complete snow clearing work for the safety of all residents.

Regional Pharmacies to Open at Request of Eastern Health (8:30 a.m. Sunday, January 19, 2020)

During this State of Emergency, Eastern Health has made an urgent request to allow for regional pharmacies to open. In order for residents to obtain necessary medication the City of St. John’s, City of Mount Pearl, the Town of Paradise and the Town of Torbay are allowing pharmacies to open between the hours of noon and 7 p.m. today (Sunday, January 19).

If you do not require medication, please do not leave your home. If you must leave your home for medication please take your time, drive slowly, watch for snowplows and pedestrians.

Update 2:30 p.m. Saturday, January 18, 2020

The state of emergency for the Town of Paradise remains in effect until tomorrow morning, a further update will be provided by noon, Sunday, January 19, 2020. All businesses are to remained closed and only essential vehicles (first responders and Town snow clearing equipment) are permitted on Town roads. ATVs such as snowmobiles are not permitted on Town roads. 

All Town facilities will be closed for Sunday, January 19, 2020.

Snow clearing operations are underway and it will take time to deal with the record snowfall. Residents are asked to have patience as it is going to take a while to reach all areas of Town. Crews are working as quickly and safely as they can to clear all this snow. To assist with snow clearing operations, please stay off all Town roads.

UPDATE 8:30 a.m. Saturday, January 18, 2020 

The Town of Paradise remains under a state of emergency. All businesses are to remain closed and non-essential vehicles are not permitted on Town roads.

Snow clearing operations resumed at 1 a.m. The focus for the morning is on Topsail Road and the collector roads. With this amount of snow, it will take time to make one cut on all roads. Residents are asked to have patience as crews are working as effectively and as safely as they can. No vehicles are permitted to be parked on any Town roads.

Residents are asked to stay home and stay safe. Residents should not be out walking on Town roads, as there is still low visibility with significant snowfall and crews are working on snow clearing. 

Power is restored to the St. John’s Regional Water Station on Topsail Road, the station is operational and the water conservation order is lifted. We thank the crews who worked through the night in the severe weather to complete this work.

The Town will continue to provide updates throughout the day (Saturday, January 18). Residents are advised to follow the advice and warnings of provincial government and safety organizations. 

Update 10:30 p.m. Friday, January 17, 2020

The Town of Paradise remains under a State of Emergency and all non-essential vehicles are ordered off Town roads. All Town facilities remain closed for Saturday, January 18, 2020. All residents are encourage to stay at home and stay safe.

Due to weather conditions, snow clearing operations are suspended for the night (Friday, January 17). Snow clearing operations will resume when weather conditions permit to safely resume operations. At that time, snow clearing will focus on arterial and main collector roads. 

With this significant snowfall accumulation, it will take time to complete snow clearing in all areas of the Town. Residents are asked to have patience as crews work to deal with this amount of snow. Residents are reminded that no vehicles are permitted to the parked on Town roads for up to 24 hours after the end of the snowfall. 

The Town will provide updates on operations and snow clearing activities on Saturday, January 18, 2020.

Snow Clearing Operations Suspended at Town of Paradise (Friday, January 17, 2020 4:30 p.m.)

Due to deteriorating weather conditions, the Town of Paradise has suspended snow clearing operations. For the safety of operators, all equipment is being returned to the Town depot and snow clearing operations will not resume until the weather conditions improve to safely do so. The Town has stationed one plow at Paradise Fire Station No 8 to be able to assist in the event of an emergency. If you need emergency assistance, please call 911.

All residents are reminded the Town is under a state of emergency and all non-essential vehicles are ordered to stay off Town roads. Residents are also asked to not park vehicles on Town roads as this will impede snow clearing operations when it resumes. All residents are encourage to stay at home and stay safe. 

The Town will issue an update when snow clearing operations have resumed.

Town of Paradise Declares State of Emergency (Friday, January 17, 2020 11:30 a.m.

Due to current weather conditions, the Town of Paradise has declared a state of emergency. All businesses are to close and all non-essential workers are asked to stay home. All residents are ordered to stay off Town roads until the state of emergency is lifted. At this time, Town plows are operational and clearing Topsail Road and collector roads. Should weather conditions make it unsafe to be on the roads, crews will not complete snow clearing until weather conditions improve and it is safe to return to operations. Should this occur, updates on snow clearing operations will be posted to the Town website and social media pages.

Residents are reminded to not park cars on Town roads as this impedes snow clearing operations. We also ask our residents to have patience as this is a significant snowfall and it will take time to complete snow clearing operations. Updates will be posted to the Town website (paradise.ca) and social media pages. 

  

 

Closures: 

All Town recreational facilities  and programming will resume regular hours starting Saturday, January 25. 

 

Wednesday, January 22, 2020: The Town Hall will open for employees and the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Paradise Double Ice Complex will open for employees, but it is closed to the public.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020: he Town Hall will open for employees and the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Paradise Double Ice Complex will open for employees, but it is closed to the public.

 

Cancellations:

Garbage and recycling collection is cancelled for the remainder of the week - Tuesday, January 21 to Friday, January 24. Regular collection will resume on Tuesday, January 28, 2020. For next week ONLY, residents can place extra bags of garbage out collection. We apologize for the inconvenience.

 

 

Winter Parking Ban

No vehicle is permitted to park on any street within the Town of Paradise from December 1 to March 31, inclusive, between the hours of 1:00 am and 8:00 am, or any time during a snowfall and for twenty four (24) hours thereafter.

As per Regulation 3a, vehicles left on roads during or following a heavy snowfall create difficulties for traffic, and may prevent Town snow clearing crews from doing their job effectively. In the event that an unattended vehicle is left on the road, the Town may contract a towing company to have the vehicle immediately removed at the owner's expense.

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