FREDERICTON (GNB) – Residents of southern and southeastern regions are advised by the New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization to prepare for a winter storm TONIGHT.  

Environment Canada is predicting heavy snowfall of up to 25 cm and strong winds TONIGHT over southern, southeastern and northeast regions of the province.  Other regions will get a lower amount of snow.

Such storm always brings the risk of power outages. Residents are reminded to prepare by having everything they need for at least 72 hours following a storm. This includes preparing an emergency kit for home and car, knowing what to do and how to stay safe during power outages.

An emergency kit should include food, water, batteries, a battery-powered radio, first-aid supplies and any special items such as prescriptions, infant formula, and equipment for people with disabilities.

The public is also advised to monitor future forecasts and warnings.

Travel should be restricted during and after a winter storm. Residents should always monitor road conditions before travelling.