Update on State of Emergency: Town Buildings and Facilities to Open on Wednesday, January 22.

Town buildings and facilities will open tomorrow, January 22. Town Hall will open 9:00AM and Torbay Common will open at 10:00AM.

Regularly scheduled community programming will be cancelled for January 22. Free programming to all residents will be available at Torbay Common, 10:00AM-3:00PM, including Walking Track, Open Gym for ages 6+, and Tots Soft Play for ages 5 and under with parent supervision.

Town of Torbay’s rotating State of Emergency will remain in effect with temporary lifting from the hours of 6AM to 9PM, daily until further notice. If you must leave your home, please proceed with caution and be mindful of snow clearing operations and pedestrians. All motorists will be prohibited from using roads in Torbay from the hours of 9PM to 6AM to aid in the continued snow clearing effort, with the exception of essential workers, emergency response vehicles, private snow clearing operators, and municipal snow clearing operations.

Please be advised that schools in the Town of Torbay will be closed for the remainder of the week.

For those travelling, the City of St. John’s is allowing an exception to their State of Emergency to the St. John’s International Airport to resume operations, effective 5AM, Wednesday, January 22. Airport employees are permitted to travel to work prior to 5AM and effective midnight, January 21, taxi companies are also permitted to resume operations. Passengers travelling to the airport are asked to please drive carefully, carpool or take a taxi if possible to reduce traffic on the roads as crews work diligently to get streets clear. For details on operations and flights, please contact your airline or visit stjohnsairport.com.

If you would like to request assistance with snow-clearing or another non-emergency, please contact the provincial emergency operations centre at (709) 729-3703 or, for those who are deaf or hard of hearing, requests can be sent by text to (709) 691-9493. If you have an emergency, please call 911.

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4 Comments

  1. T.J.

    Are you able to travel to the airport for a flight arriving after 9 pm

    1. Town of Torbay

      There is an exception in place for taxis to drive to and from the airport outside the temporary lifting of the state of emergency, which would be the best option for travelling to the airport. If that is not an option then we suggest that you bring proof of the reason you are on the road such as a flight itinerary to show if you are stopped but we can not confirm that you will not be fined.

  2. Zoe Dempster

    Is the open Gym and Tot play available the entire time you are open?

    1. Town of Torbay

      Yes the Walking Track, Open Gym (6 years +), and Tots Soft Play (5 & under) will all be running from 10AM-3PM today, January 22.

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