UPDATE: Town of Torbay state of emergency remains in effect.

January 19  2020

In order for residents to obtain necessary medication the City of St. John’s, City of Mount Pearl and the Towns of Paradise and Torbay are allowing pharmacies to open for a few hours.

In Torbay, District Drugs will open at noon and remain open for a few hours.

This is an urgent request from Eastern Health; the State of Emergency remains in effect today (Sun. January 19) but is temporarily lifted for residents requiring medication.
If you do not require medication, please do not leave your home. 
The state of emergency will remain in effect until at least 6:00PM, Sunday, January 19, with an update to be provided at that time.

January 18, 2020

A reminder that Town of Torbay’s state of emergency remains in effect. All businesses operating in the town are to stay closed. All vehicles are prohibited from using the town’s streets, with the exception of emergency vehicles and town snow clearing vehicles until the state of emergency has been lifted.

An update will be provided at 12 noon on Sunday, January 19.

Crews are working diligently to open roads. Please be patient and respect those trying to dig us out. Please check back for updates. Stay inside and safe. In the case of an emergency, call 911.

All Town facilities will remain closed and Town programming will be cancelled for Saturday, January 18.


January 16, 2020

We ask that all residents exercise caution during the extreme weather event and be prepared for the possibility of power outages.

Should power outages occur for a prolonged period, the Town will provide a warming station. Details regarding the activation of the warming station will be posted to the town’s website and social media accounts.

Further updates will be posted to the town’s website and social media accounts.

Stay safe.

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4 Comments

  1. Donna White

    May you all stay safe, and hope the storm passes quickly ,God bless. Ontario neighbors.

  2. Janet Butler

    Thank you for the update. Martin’s & Doyle’s Lane was taken care of this morning and they started to take care of our road. They left. Know it is a business time and appreciate the workers and what they are doing. Wanted to make sure they had not forgotten us. 3 houses. Stay safe while you do your jobs clearing Torbay’s Roads and Thank You. Janet Butler

  3. Kevin Mullins

    Can you provide an update for January 19. Are travel restrictions lifted?

    1. Town of Torbay

      While in a state of emergency, residents must remain on their property and are not permitted to use the roads with the exception of emergency responders and snow-clearing operations. However, during the temporary lifting of the state of emergency, 6:00AM-9:00PM, daily, travel is permitted.

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