60 Pleasant Street, Bridgewater, NS, B4V 3X9
Tel: 902-543-4651 Fax: 902-543-6876
Emergency After Hours Tel: 902-543-5142

STORM CENTRE >>> SEPTEMBER 22-24, 2022 (HURRICANE FIONA)

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Fiona Track Sept 22 2022STORM CENTRE >>> HURRICANE FIONA
As Hurricane Fiona takes aim at the Maritimes, the Town of Bridgewater is activating its Storm Centre. All Town public notices specific to the storm can be found by going to www.bridgewater.ca/storm. Updates will be added over the next 48 to 72 hours as additional information is received.

LATEST FORECAST AND WARNINGS FROM ENVIRONMENT CANADA
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TOWN OF BRIDGEWATER SERVICE NOTICES >>> Service notices will be placed in this section as they are received:

TRANSIT NOTICE >>> Bridgewater Transit service has begun as of 8 a.m. Saturday morning.

PARKS & TRAILS CLOSURES >>> In keeping with steps being taken by the Province of Nova Scotia, all Town of Bridgewater parks and trails will close at 12 Noon on Friday, September 23, and will remain closed to all public use until further notice. This closure will allow crews to fully inspect parks and trails after the storm to ensure there has been no storm damage that may be a danger to the public.

DOCK CLOSURES >>> - All Town of Bridgewater floating docks will be closed during the storm (beginning Friday). No boats are to be tied to Town docks or otherwise used during the storm. 

LCLC HOURS >>> The LCLC will close at 7 p.m. on Friday, September 23, and will not re-open until at least 12 Noon on Saturday, September 24.

DESBRISAY MUSEUM >>> DesBrisay Museum will be closed to the public on Saturday, September 24.

OTHER STORM REMINDERS
As you prepare for the storm, we’re asking the public to be aware of the following:
- Transit riders should anticipate there may be a disruption in service on Saturday morning resulting from the storm. Additional information will be posted and shared as it is received.
- Public Works is often asked for sump pumps, which the Town of Bridgewater does not provide to residents or businesses. You can contact one of the many local hardware businesses prior to the storm to talk about options.
- If your basement is flooding, please do not call the fire department as this can potentially take valuable resources away from emergency response. Instead, please reach out to local water damage and property restoration companies for assistance.
- Use Thursday and Friday to prepare. Secure items in your yard, check and clear downspouts, if you have a sump pump or generator ensure that it’s working and ready to go, get any food, medicines, or supplies you’ll need to allow you and each member of your household to shelter in place for up to 72 hours.

STORM CENTRE >>> APRIL 4, 2022

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TOWN OF BRIDGEWATER SERVICE NOTICES >>> Service notices will be placed in this section as they are received.

TOWN HALL UPDATE >>>
FURTHER UPDATE >>> Town Hall and Town of Bridgewater public offices will be opening at 12 Noon today.

WINTER PARKING ALERT >>>
During and after a storm, under Section 139 of the Motor Vehicle Act there is no parking permitted on streets. Parking a vehicle on the street will obstruct necessary winter maintenance and is a safety hazard. If you leave your vehicle parked on the street during a storm, it could be ticketed and towed at your expense -- please ensure you find off-street parking for your vehicle during and after a storm as clean-up operations take place.

SNoWFALL WARNING >>>
Per Enivornment Canada, a snowfall warning is in effect for: Lunenburg County. Significant snowfall today. Amounts: 15 to 20 cm, higher amounts of near 30 cm in Cape Breton. Locations: Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia, parts of Colchester county, Pictou county, Antigonish county and Cape Breton.

Remarks: A low pressure system will pass just south of Nova Scotia today, bringing a widespread snowfall of 15 to 20 cm. A brief period of mixing with ice pellets and rain is possible late this morning. Highest snowfall amounts will occur over eastern Nova Scotia and could exceed 30 cm. Heavy snowfall will taper off from west to east this evening.

Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow. There may be a significant impact on rush hour traffic in urban areas.

Snowfall warnings are issued when significant snowfall is expected.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or tweet reports using #NSStorm.

STORM CENTRE >>> MARCH 3, 2022

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TOWN OF BRIDGEWATER SERVICE NOTICES >>> Service notices will be placed in this section as they are received.

TRANSIT UPDATE >>> ⚡️ UPDATE (4:15 p.m.) >>> BRIDGEWATER TRANSIT is back in service.

WINTER PARKING ALERT >>> During and after a storm, under Section 139 of the Motor Vehicle Act there is no parking permitted on streets. Parking a vehicle on the street will obstruct necessary winter maintenance and is a safety hazard. If you leave your vehicle parked on the street during a storm, it could be ticketed and towed at your expense -- please ensure you find off-street parking for your vehicle during and after a storm as clean-up operations take place.

DESBRISAY MUSEUM >>>
Closed to the public today.

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT >>> Lunenburg County: Snowfall today could make for a challenging afternoon commute. Total snowfall: near 10 cm. Time span: beginning late this morning and ending this evening.

Remarks: Snow will move into southwestern Nova Scotia early this morning then spread eastward through the day. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate, especially during the afternoon commute. Check your local forecast for specific timings for the onset and ending of precipitation for your area.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or tweet reports using #NSStorm.

CLOSED STREETS >>> If you encounter a street that has been barricaded/closed to traffic so that snow removal can take place, do NOT drive past the barricade and use that street. Travelling on streets that have been closed for snow removal is hazardous to both you and snow-clearing operators, and you may not be able to exit the work area at the other end. Please abide by street closures for snow removal and change your travel route accordingly.

SNOW-CLEARING REMINDERS >>> Do not move or plow snow from your property on to a street or sidewalk. Not only is that not helpful to drivers and pedestrians alike, it's actually a violation of Section 318 of the Municipal Government Act. Under the rules in that section, no person shall deposit snow or ice on the travelled way of a street or near a portion of the travelled way that hinders clearing efforts. That regulation extends to citizens and private contractors who have been hired to conduct snow-related property maintenance.

If you're putting out your compost cart or waste bags for pick up, please ensure that those items are not placed on the sidewalk or in a manner that could impede snow clearing or pedestrian traffic.

SNOW CLEARING ORDER OF OPERATIONS >>>
-- There are about 70 kms of streets and 35 kms of sidewalks in Bridgewater, so cleaning up after a storm takes time. Be patient and, if possible, please stay off the roads until snow clearing has taken place. This makes it easier for plow operators and lessens the potential burden on emergency responders.
-- Roads are generally salted before a storm to deter the formation of a layer of ice on asphalt below snow cover.
-- Plowing typically begins when there is about 7 to 10 cm of snow down, with priority being given to primary routes within the first 12 hours after a storm. Supervisors are in communication with emergency officials during a storm to coordinate response to emergency calls as needed.
-- From 12 to 24 hours after a storm, focus areas generally include school zones, the downtown, secondary streets, then sidewalk maintenance.
-- Plow It Forward: if you can help out a neighbour or volunteer to clear a fire hydrant, it helps your community and our snow-clearing crews. Did you know there are about 500 fire hydrants in Bridgewater? Every hydrant our community can clear is a big help to our snow-clearing crews!
-- PLEASE NOTE: THESE SERVICE LEVELS ARE BASED ON A TYPICAL WINTER SNOWFALL OF ABOUT 20CM. FOR LARGER WINTER STORMS, OR STORMS WHERE FREEZING RAIN/ICE ARE MIXED IN, ADDITIONAL POST-STORM CLEAN UP TIME WILL BE REQUIRED. PLEASE BE PATIENT, SAFE, AND ONLY MAKE ESSENTIAL TRIPS OUT WHILE STORM-CLEARING OPERATIONS ARE TAKING PLACE.

STORM CENTRE >>> FEBRUARY 25, 2022

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TOWN OF BRIDGEWATER SERVICE NOTICES >>> Service notices will be placed in this section as they are received.

TRANSIT UPDATE >>>
REVISED >>> Bridgewater Transit will conclude service early today at 4 p.m.because of deteriorating weather conditions.

DESBRISAY MUSEUM >>> Closed for today.

LCLC >>> Closed at 4 p.m.

TOWN HALL CLOSURE >>>
Town Hall and Town of Bridgewater public offices will be closing at 12 Noon. Staff will continue to provide service to the public remotely via phone and e-mail for the remainder of the day.

SNOWFALL WARNING IN EFFECT >>> Total snowfall amounts: 15 to 20 cm, locally higher amounts possible. Locations: Digby, Yarmouth, Shelburne, Queens, Lunenburg and Halifax Counties. Time span: Friday morning until Friday evening.

Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. There may be a significant impact on rush hour traffic in urban areas.

Snowfall warnings are issued when significant snowfall is expected. Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or tweet reports using #NSStorm.

WINTER PARKING ALERT >>> During and after a storm, under Section 139 of the Motor Vehicle Act there is no parking permitted on streets. Parking a vehicle on the street will obstruct necessary winter maintenance and is a safety hazard. If you leave your vehicle parked on the street during a storm, it could be ticketed and towed at your expense -- please ensure you find off-street parking for your vehicle during and after a storm as clean-up operations take place.

CLOSED STREETS >>> If you encounter a street that has been barricaded/closed to traffic so that snow removal can take place, do NOT drive past the barricade and use that street. Travelling on streets that have been closed for snow removal is hazardous to both you and snow-clearing operators, and you may not be able to exit the work area at the other end. Please abide by street closures for snow removal and change your travel route accordingly.

SNOW-CLEARING REMINDERS >>> Do not move or plow snow from your property on to a street or sidewalk. Not only is that not helpful to drivers and pedestrians alike, it's actually a violation of Section 318 of the Municipal Government Act. Under the rules in that section, no person shall deposit snow or ice on the travelled way of a street or near a portion of the travelled way that hinders clearing efforts. That regulation extends to citizens and private contractors who have been hired to conduct snow-related property maintenance.

If you're putting out your compost cart or waste bags for pick up, please ensure that those items are not placed on the sidewalk or in a manner that could impede snow clearing or pedestrian traffic.

SNOW CLEARING ORDER OF OPERATIONS >>>
-- There are about 70 kms of streets and 35 kms of sidewalks in Bridgewater, so cleaning up after a storm takes time. Be patient and, if possible, please stay off the roads until snow clearing has taken place. This makes it easier for plow operators and lessens the potential burden on emergency responders.
-- Roads are generally salted before a storm to deter the formation of a layer of ice on asphalt below snow cover.
-- Plowing typically begins when there is about 7 to 10 cm of snow down, with priority being given to primary routes within the first 12 hours after a storm. Supervisors are in communication with emergency officials during a storm to coordinate response to emergency calls as needed.
-- From 12 to 24 hours after a storm, focus areas generally include school zones, the downtown, secondary streets, then sidewalk maintenance.
-- Plow It Forward: if you can help out a neighbour or volunteer to clear a fire hydrant, it helps your community and our snow-clearing crews. Did you know there are about 500 fire hydrants in Bridgewater? Every hydrant our community can clear is a big help to our snow-clearing crews!
-- PLEASE NOTE: THESE SERVICE LEVELS ARE BASED ON A TYPICAL WINTER SNOWFALL OF ABOUT 20CM. FOR LARGER WINTER STORMS, OR STORMS WHERE FREEZING RAIN/ICE ARE MIXED IN, ADDITIONAL POST-STORM CLEAN UP TIME WILL BE REQUIRED. PLEASE BE PATIENT, SAFE, AND ONLY MAKE ESSENTIAL TRIPS OUT WHILE STORM-CLEARING OPERATIONS ARE TAKING PLACE.

STORM CENTRE >>> FEBRUARY 14, 2022

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TOWN OF BRIDGEWATER SERVICE NOTICES >>> Service notices will be placed in this section as they are received

TRANSIT >>>
Transit service will conclude early, ending at 6 p.m. today.

TOWN HALL >>>
Town Hall and Town of Bridgewater public offices will be closed to the public for the rest of the day. Staff will be providing service remotely from home via phone and e-mail this morning.

SENIORS FITNESS CLASS >>> Cancelled today due to the weather.

LCLC >>> Delayed opening to at least 4 p.m.

SNOWFALL WARNING >>> Snowfall warning in effect for Lunenburg County. Snowfall with total amounts of 20 to 30 cm is expected. Time span: Sunday evening until Monday evening.

Remarks: Snow will spread from west to east across Nova Scotia this evening and taper to flurries on Monday evening. The light nature of the snow in combination with colder temperatures may produce localized whiteouts on highways and over exposed areas on Monday.

Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. Snowfall warnings are issued when significant snowfall is expected.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or tweet reports using #NSStorm.

WINTER PARKING ALERT >>> During and after a storm, under Section 139 of the Motor Vehicle Act there is no parking permitted on streets. Parking a vehicle on the street will obstruct necessary winter maintenance and is a safety hazard. If you leave your vehicle parked on the street during a storm, it could be ticketed and towed at your expense -- please ensure you find off-street parking for your vehicle during and after a storm as clean-up operations take place.

CLOSED STREETS >>> If you encounter a street that has been barricaded/closed to traffic so that snow removal can take place, do NOT drive past the barricade and use that street. Travelling on streets that have been closed for snow removal is hazardous to both you and snow-clearing operators, and you may not be able to exit the work area at the other end. Please abide by street closures for snow removal and change your travel route accordingly.

SNOW-CLEARING REMINDERS >>> Do not move or plow snow from your property on to a street or sidewalk. Not only is that not helpful to drivers and pedestrians alike, it's actually a violation of Section 318 of the Municipal Government Act. Under the rules in that section, no person shall deposit snow or ice on the travelled way of a street or near a portion of the travelled way that hinders clearing efforts. That regulation extends to citizens and private contractors who have been hired to conduct snow-related property maintenance.

If you're putting out your compost cart or waste bags for pick up, please ensure that those items are not placed on the sidewalk or in a manner that could impede snow clearing or pedestrian traffic.

SNOW CLEARING ORDER OF OPERATIONS >>>
-- There are about 70 kms of streets and 35 kms of sidewalks in Bridgewater, so cleaning up after a storm takes time. Be patient and, if possible, please stay off the roads until snow clearing has taken place. This makes it easier for plow operators and lessens the potential burden on emergency responders.
-- Roads are generally salted before a storm to deter the formation of a layer of ice on asphalt below snow cover.
-- Plowing typically begins when there is about 7 to 10 cm of snow down, with priority being given to primary routes within the first 12 hours after a storm. Supervisors are in communication with emergency officials during a storm to coordinate response to emergency calls as needed.
-- From 12 to 24 hours after a storm, focus areas generally include school zones, the downtown, secondary streets, then sidewalk maintenance.
-- Plow It Forward: if you can help out a neighbour or volunteer to clear a fire hydrant, it helps your community and our snow-clearing crews. Did you know there are about 500 fire hydrants in Bridgewater? Every hydrant our community can clear is a big help to our snow-clearing crews!
-- PLEASE NOTE: THESE SERVICE LEVELS ARE BASED ON A TYPICAL WINTER SNOWFALL OF ABOUT 20CM. FOR LARGER WINTER STORMS, OR STORMS WHERE FREEZING RAIN/ICE ARE MIXED IN, ADDITIONAL POST-STORM CLEAN UP TIME WILL BE REQUIRED. PLEASE BE PATIENT, SAFE, AND ONLY MAKE ESSENTIAL TRIPS OUT WHILE STORM-CLEARING OPERATIONS ARE TAKING PLACE.

STORM CENTRE >>> FEBRUARY 4, 2022

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TOWN OF BRIDGEWATER SERVICE NOTICES >>> Service notices will be placed in this section as they are received

TRANSIT >>>
Bridgewater Transit went into service at 8 a.m. Service will end early tonight at 6 p.m. in anticiption of the freezing rain forecast for later today.

TOWN HALL >>> Town Hall and Town of Bridgewater public offices are closed for the day. Staff will be working from home and able to provide service to the public remotely via phone and e-mail.

DESBRISAY MUSEUM >>> Closed for today.

LCLC >>> Closed as of 12 noon.

WASTE SITE UPDATE >>> Waste collection for Friday, February 4, 2022, has been rescheduled for Saturday, February 5, in the Town of Bridgewater and Municipality of Lunenburg. Waste must be curbside by 7 a.m. in the Municipality and 8 a.m. in Bridgewater. Questions? Waste Hotline 1-855-530-3324. The Community Recycling Centre will be closed February 4, reopening February 5.

FREEZING RAIN WARNING  IN EFFECT >>> A winter storm will bring an extended period of potentially severe freezing rain. Per Environment Canada: Periods of rain will transition to freezing rain and ice pellets later tonight or Friday morning. Freezing rain will become heavy at times and continue through Friday evening into Saturday morning. Current guidance indicates a risk of significant ice accretion on surfaces by Saturday morning.

Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots will become icy, slippery and extremely hazardous. Beware of branches or electrical wires that could break under the weight of ice. Extended and widespread utility outages are possible.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or tweet reports using #NSStorm.

WINTER PARKING ALERT >>> During and after a storm, under Section 139 of the Motor Vehicle Act there is no parking permitted on streets. Parking a vehicle on the street will obstruct necessary winter maintenance and is a safety hazard. If you leave your vehicle parked on the street during a storm, it could be ticketed and towed at your expense -- please ensure you find off-street parking for your vehicle during and after a storm as clean-up operations take place.

CLOSED STREETS >>> If you encounter a street that has been barricaded/closed to traffic so that snow removal can take place, do NOT drive past the barricade and use that street. Travelling on streets that have been closed for snow removal is hazardous to both you and snow-clearing operators, and you may not be able to exit the work area at the other end. Please abide by street closures for snow removal and change your travel route accordingly.

SNOW-CLEARING REMINDERS >>> Do not move or plow snow from your property on to a street or sidewalk. Not only is that not helpful to drivers and pedestrians alike, it's actually a violation of Section 318 of the Municipal Government Act. Under the rules in that section, no person shall deposit snow or ice on the travelled way of a street or near a portion of the travelled way that hinders clearing efforts. That regulation extends to citizens and private contractors who have been hired to conduct snow-related property maintenance.

If you're putting out your compost cart or waste bags for pick up, please ensure that those items are not placed on the sidewalk or in a manner that could impede snow clearing or pedestrian traffic.

SNOW CLEARING ORDER OF OPERATIONS >>>
-- There are about 70 kms of streets and 35 kms of sidewalks in Bridgewater, so cleaning up after a storm takes time. Be patient and, if possible, please stay off the roads until snow clearing has taken place. This makes it easier for plow operators and lessens the potential burden on emergency responders.
-- Roads are generally salted before a storm to deter the formation of a layer of ice on asphalt below snow cover.
-- Plowing typically begins when there is about 7 to 10 cm of snow down, with priority being given to primary routes within the first 12 hours after a storm. Supervisors are in communication with emergency officials during a storm to coordinate response to emergency calls as needed.
-- From 12 to 24 hours after a storm, focus areas generally include school zones, the downtown, secondary streets, then sidewalk maintenance.
-- Plow It Forward: if you can help out a neighbour or volunteer to clear a fire hydrant, it helps your community and our snow-clearing crews. Did you know there are about 500 fire hydrants in Bridgewater? Every hydrant our community can clear is a big help to our snow-clearing crews!
-- PLEASE NOTE: THESE SERVICE LEVELS ARE BASED ON A TYPICAL WINTER SNOWFALL OF ABOUT 20CM. FOR LARGER WINTER STORMS, OR STORMS WHERE FREEZING RAIN/ICE ARE MIXED IN, ADDITIONAL POST-STORM CLEAN UP TIME WILL BE REQUIRED. PLEASE BE PATIENT, SAFE, AND ONLY MAKE ESSENTIAL TRIPS OUT WHILE STORM-CLEARING OPERATIONS ARE TAKING PLACE.

STORM CENTRE >>> JANUARY 29, 2022

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TOB Storms 2022 Do Your Part V2TOWN OF BRIDGEWATER SERVICE NOTICES >>> Service notices will be placed in this section as they are received

BRIDGEWATER TRANSIT >>>
There will be no Bridgewater Transit service on Saturday, January 29, 2022.

WASTE SITE UPDATE >>> The Lunenburg Regional Community Recycling Centre will be closed Saturday, January 29, 2022, due to the storm. The site will reopen at 8 am Monday. Questions? Call (902) 543-2991 or visit www.communityrecycling.ca.

LCLC UPDATE >>> Closed for January 29, 2022.

SOUTH SHORE PUBLIC LIBRARIES UPDATE >>> Cosed for January 29, 2022.

DESBRISAY MUSEUM >>> Closed for January 29, 2022.

WINTER PARKING ALERT >>> During and after a storm, under Section 139 of the Motor Vehicle Act there is no parking permitted on streets. Parking a vehicle on the street will obstruct necessary winter maintenance and is a safety hazard. If you leave your vehicle parked on the street during a storm, it could be ticketed and towed at your expense -- please ensure you find off-street parking for your vehicle during and after a storm as clean-up operations take place.

CLOSED STREETS >>> If you encounter a street that has been barricaded/closed to traffic so that snow removal can take place, do NOT drive past the barricade and use that street. Travelling on streets that have been closed for snow removal is hazardous to both you and snow-clearing operators, and you may not be able to exit the work area at the other end. Please abide by street closures for snow removal and change your travel route accordingly.

WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FOR LUNENBURG COUNTY >>> Per Environment Canada: Hazardous winter conditions are expected. A winter storm will bring snow, blowing snow, freezing rain and strong winds. Total snowfall: 15 to 40 cm. Freezing rain duration: 3 to 6 hours. Maximum wind gusts: 80 to 100 km/h.

Locations: Most of mainland Nova Scotia and portions of western Cape Breton. Time span: Friday night through Sunday morning.

Remarks: Snow at times heavy and blowing snow will begin late tonight in southwestern regions and will quickly spread northeastward Saturday morning. Snow is expected to transition to an extended period of freezing rain or ice pellets throughout the day on Saturday, before changing to rain later in the day in most regions. The highest snowfall totals are expected over western regions, where precipitation is unlikely to transition to rain. Freezing rain will be most significant inland away from the immediate Atlantic coast.

Strong wind gusts will likely cause power outages Saturday and again late overnight Saturday into Sunday morning, Strongest wind gusts are expected over exposed coastal locations.

Temperatures will fall well below zero Sunday morning behind the storm, causing standing water to freeze. Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations. Ice build-up may cause tree branches to break. Winter storm warnings are issued when multiple types of severe winter weather are expected to occur together.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or tweet reports using #NSStorm.

SNOW-CLEARING REMINDERS >>> Do not move or plow snow from your property on to a street or sidewalk. Not only is that not helpful to drivers and pedestrians alike, it's actually a violation of Section 318 of the Municipal Government Act. Under the rules in that section, no person shall deposit snow or ice on the travelled way of a street or near a portion of the travelled way that hinders clearing efforts. That regulation extends to citizens and private contractors who have been hired to conduct snow-related property maintenance.

If you're putting out your compost cart or waste bags for pick up, please ensure that those items are not placed on the sidewalk or in a manner that could impede snow clearing or pedestrian traffic.

SNOW CLEARING ORDER OF OPERATIONS >>>
-- There are about 70 kms of streets and 35 kms of sidewalks in Bridgewater, so cleaning up after a storm takes time. Be patient and, if possible, please stay off the roads until snow clearing has taken place. This makes it easier for plow operators and lessens the potential burden on emergency responders.
-- Roads are generally salted before a storm to deter the formation of a layer of ice on asphalt below snow cover.
-- Plowing typically begins when there is about 7 to 10 cm of snow down, with priority being given to primary routes within the first 12 hours after a storm. Supervisors are in communication with emergency officials during a storm to coordinate response to emergency calls as needed.
-- From 12 to 24 hours after a storm, focus areas generally include school zones, the downtown, secondary streets, then sidewalk maintenance.
-- Plow It Forward: if you can help out a neighbour or volunteer to clear a fire hydrant, it helps your community!
-- PLEASE NOTE: THESE SERVICE LEVELS ARE BASED ON A TYPICAL WINTER SNOWFALL OF ABOUT 20CM. FOR LARGER WINTER STORMS, OR STORMS WHERE FREEZING RAIN/ICE ARE MIXED IN, ADDITIONAL POST-STORM CLEAN UP TIME WILL BE REQUIRED. PLEASE BE PATIENT, SAFE, AND ONLY MAKE ESSENTIAL TRIPS OUT WHILE STORM-CLEARING OPERATIONS ARE TAKING PLACE.

STORM CENTRE >>> JANUARY 17, 2022

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TOWN OF BRIDGEWATER SERVICE UPDATES/CHANGES WILL BE POSTED HERE AS THEY ARE RECEIVED.

WIND WARNING AND RAINFALL WARNING IN EFFECT FOR LUNENBURG COUNTY >>>
Rain, heavy at times is expected. The frozen ground has a reduced ability to absorb this rainfall. Total rainfall: 25 to 40 mm. Locations: Lunenburg County east to Guysborough County and Cape Breton. Time span: beginning later today and ending throughout the day on Tuesday.

Environment Canada Remarks: Snow will change to rain and become heavy at times this afternoon into this evening. The rain is expected to taper to showers or flurries on Tuesday. Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible. Rainfall warnings are issued when significant rainfall is expected.

Strong winds that may cause damage are expected or occurring. Maximum gusts: southeasterly 80 to 100 km/h. Locations: Nova Scotia. Time span: this afternoon and this evening.

Environment Canada Remarks: Strongest wind gusts are expected over higher terrain and along the coast. Winds are expected to diminish from west to east tonight. High winds may toss loose objects or cause tree branches to break. Wind warnings are issued when there is a significant risk of damaging winds.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or tweet reports using #NSStorm.

STORM CENTRE >>> JANUARY 14 and 15, 2022

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TOWN OF BRIDGEWATER SERVICE UPDATES/CHANGES WILL BE POSTED HERE AS THEY ARE RECEIVED.

JANUARY 16, 2022 >>> REMO has advised the a warming/comfort centre will be set up at the LCLC on Sunday, January 16, 2022, for local residents who need a place to warm up and charge their devices.


BRIDGEWATER TRANSIT >>> UPDATE
Bridgewater Transit service is CANCELLED for Saturday, January 15, 2022.

TRAFFIC LIGHTS @ KING &
VICTORIA >>> The traffic lights at King & Victoria are currently displaying red/amber only. Please treat this as a four-way stop until repairs can be completed and proceed with caution at this intersection.

MUSEUM CLOSED >>> DesBrisay Museum will be closed today as a result of the storm.

WASTE SITE NOTICE >>> The Community Recycling Centre will be closed Saturday, January 15, 2022, due to the storm. The site will reopen at 8 a.m. Monday, January 17. For more information, visit www.communityrecycling.ca.

WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FOR LUNENBURG COUNTY >>> Significant snow, blowing snow, freezing precipitation and wind is expected. Total snowfall: 15 to 50 cm, except 5 to 10 cm along the Atlantic coast. Maximum wind gusts: 90 km/h. Locations: most of mainland Nova Scotia. Time span: tonight and persisting into Saturday.

Environment Canada remarks: Periods of rain this afternoon will transition through freezing rain and ice pellets to snow at times heavy tonight. The changeover is expected this evening over the Annapolis Valley and northern Nova Scotia, and overnight for the remainder of the affected area. The highest snowfall amounts will be over the Annapolis Valley and northern Nova Scotia, with lesser amounts expected along the Atlantic coast.

Strong northerly winds in conjunction with the fresh snowfall will result in poor visibility in blowing snow and may cause utility outages and road closures. Temperatures will drop significantly by Saturday morning in strong northerly winds causing significant wind chill values. Conditions will slowly improve from west to east on Saturday.

Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve. Utility outages may occur. Poor weather conditions may contribute to transportation delays.

Winter storm warnings are issued when multiple types of severe winter weather are expected to occur together. Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or tweet reports using #NSStorm.

WINTER PARKING ALERT >>> During and after a storm, under Section 139 of the Motor Vehicle Act there is no parking permitted on streets. Parking a vehicle on the street will obstruct necessary winter maintenance and is a safety hazard. If you leave your vehicle parked on the street during a storm, it could be ticketed and towed at your expense -- please ensure you find off-street parking for your vehicle during and after a storm as clean-up operations take place.

SNOW-CLEARING REMINDERS >>> Do not move or plow snow from your property on to a street or sidewalk. Not only is that not helpful to drivers and pedestrians alike, it's actually a violation of Section 318 of the Municipal Government Act. Under the rules in that section, no person shall deposit snow or ice on the travelled way of a street or near a portion of the travelled way that hinders clearing efforts. That regulation extends to citizens and private contractors who have been hired to conduct snow-related property maintenance.

If you're putting out your compost cart or waste bags for pick up, please ensure that those items are not placed on the sidewalk or in a manner that could impede snow clearing or pedestrian traffic.

SNOW CLEARING ORDER OF OPERATIONS >>>
-- There are about 70 kms of streets and 35 kms of sidewalks in Bridgewater, so cleaning up after a storm takes time. Be patient and, if possible, please stay off the roads until snow clearing has taken place. This makes it easier for plow operators and lessens the potential burden on emergency responders.
-- Roads are generally salted before a storm to deter the formation of a layer of ice on asphalt below snow cover.
-- Plowing typically begins when there is about 7 to 10 cm of snow down, with priority being given to primary routes within the first 12 hours after a storm. Supervisors are in communication with emergency officials during a storm to coordinate response to emergency calls as needed.
-- From 12 to 24 hours after a storm, focus areas generally include school zones, the downtown, secondary streets, then sidewalk maintenance.
-- Plow It Forward: if you can help out a neighbour or volunteer to clear a fire hydrant, it helps your community!
-- PLEASE NOTE: THESE SERVICE LEVELS ARE BASED ON A TYPICAL WINTER SNOWFALL OF ABOUT 20CM. FOR LARGER WINTER STORMS, OR STORMS WHERE FREEZING RAIN/ICE ARE MIXED IN, ADDITIONAL POST-STORM CLEAN UP TIME WILL BE REQUIRED. PLEASE BE PATIENT, SAFE, AND ONLY MAKE ESSENTIAL TRIPS OUT WHILE STORM-CLEARING OPERATIONS ARE TAKING PLACE.

STORM CENTRE >>> JANUARY 7, 2022

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TOWN OF BRIDGEWATER SERVICE UPDATES/CHANGES WILL BE POSTED HERE AS THEY ARE RECEIVED.

TOWN HALL CLOSING AT NOON TO THE PUBLIC; REMOTE SERVICE WILL BE AVAILABLE >>>
Town Hall and Town of Bridgewater public offices will be closing at 12 noon today. Town staff will continue to provide remote service to the public via phone or e-mail for the remainder of the business day.

DESBRISAY MUSEUM CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC FOR THE DAY >>> Staff will be available remotely by phone and e-mail.

SNOWFALL WARNING IN EFFECT FOR LUNENBURG COUNTY >>> Snowfall amounts of 15 to 20 cm are expected inland, with lower amounts expected for some coastal areas. Locations: the South Shore and Halifax County West. Time frame: This morning to Saturday morning.

Remarks: An intense low pressure system is forecast to pass just south of western Nova Scotia this afternoon. Precipitation will begin as snow, with a changeover to rain for many areas along the Atlantic coast. Rain will change back to snow this evening as winds increase out of the northwest and colder air moves in, this may also bring blowing snow over exposed areas.

Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow.

Snowfall warnings are issued when significant snowfall is expected.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or tweet reports using #NSStorm.

WINTER PARKING ALERT >>> During and after a storm, under Section 139 of the Motor Vehicle Act there is no parking permitted on streets. Parking a vehicle on the street will obstruct necessary winter maintenance and is a safety hazard. If you leave your vehicle parked on the street during a storm, it could be ticketed and towed at your expense -- please ensure you find off-street parking for your vehicle during and after a storm as clean-up operations take place.

SNOW-CLEARING REMINDERS >>> Do not move or plow snow from your property on to a street or sidewalk. Not only is that not helpful to drivers and pedestrians alike, it's actually a violation of Section 318 of the Municipal Government Act. Under the rules in that section, no person shall deposit snow or ice on the travelled way of a street or near a portion of the travelled way that hinders clearing efforts. That regulation extends to citizens and private contractors who have been hired to conduct snow-related property maintenance.

If you're putting out your compost cart or waste bags for pick up, please ensure that those items are not placed on the sidewalk or in a manner that could impede snow clearing or pedestrian traffic.

SNOW CLEARING ORDER OF OPERATIONS >>>
-- There are about 70 kms of streets and 35 kms of sidewalks in Bridgewater, so cleaning up after a storm takes time. Be patient and, if possible, please stay off the roads until snow clearing has taken place. This makes it easier for plow operators and lessens the potential burden on emergency responders.
-- Roads are generally salted before a storm to deter the formation of a layer of ice on asphalt below snow cover.
-- Plowing typically begins when there is about 7 to 10 cm of snow down, with priority being given to primary routes within the first 12 hours after a storm. Supervisors are in communication with emergency officials during a storm to coordinate response to emergency calls as needed.
-- From 12 to 24 hours after a storm, focus areas generally include school zones, the downtown, secondary streets, then sidewalk maintenance.
-- Plow It Forward: if you can help out a neighbour or volunteer to clear a fire hydrant, it helps your community!
-- PLEASE NOTE: THESE SERVICE LEVELS ARE BASED ON A TYPICAL WINTER SNOWFALL OF ABOUT 20CM. FOR LARGER WINTER STORMS, OR STORMS WHERE FREEZING RAIN/ICE ARE MIXED IN, ADDITIONAL POST-STORM CLEAN UP TIME WILL BE REQUIRED. PLEASE BE PATIENT, SAFE, AND ONLY MAKE ESSENTIAL TRIPS OUT WHILE STORM-CLEARING OPERATIONS ARE TAKING PLACE.

 

STORM CENTRE >>> DECEMBER 19, 2021

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BRIDGWATER TRANSIT SERVICE DELAYED START TODAY >>> Bridgewater Transit will have a delayed start on Sunday, December 19, 2021. Currently, we expect that Transit service will begin at 1 p.m., however that is contingent on conditions improving. Any further changes to service will be posted as they are received.

LCLC CLOSED AT NOON >>> The Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre is closed for the day as of 12 noon.

LIBRARIES CLOSED >>> South Shore Public Libraries has advised that their branches in Bridgewater, Lunenburg, and Liverpool are closed today.

WINTER PARKING ALERT  >>> During and after a storm, under Section 139 of the Motor Vehicle Act there is no parking permitted on streets. Parking a vehicle on the street will obstruct necessary winter maintenance and is a safety hazard. If you leave your vehicle parked on the street during a storm, it could be ticketed and towed at your expense -- please ensure you find off-street parking for your vehicle during and after a storm as clean-up operations take place.

SNOW-CLEARING REMINDERS >>> Do not move or plow your snow on to a street or sidewalk. Not only is that not helpful to drivers and pedestrians alike, it's actually a violation of Section 318 of the Municipal Government Act. Under the rules in that section, no person shall deposit snow or ice on the travelled way of a street or near a portion of the travelled way that hinders clearing efforts. That regulation extends to citizens and private contractors who have been hired to conduct snow-related property maintenance.

If you're putting out your compost cart or waste bags for pick up, please ensure that those items are not placed on the sidewalk or in a manner that could impede snow clearing or pedestrian traffic.

SNOW CLEARING ORDER OF OPERATIONS >>>
-- There are about 70 kms of streets and 35 kms of sidewalks in Bridgewater, so cleaning up after a storm takes time. Be patient and, if possible, please stay off the roads until snow clearing has taken place. This makes it easier for plow operators and lessens the potential burden on emergency responders.
-- Roads are generally salted before a storm to deter the formation of a layer of ice on asphalt below snow cover.
-- Plowing typically begins when there is about 7 to 10 cm of snow down, with priority being given to primary routes within the first 12 hours after a storm. Supervisors are in communication with emergency officials during a storm to coordinate response to emergency calls as needed.
-- From 12 to 24 hours after a storm, focus areas generally include school zones, the downtown, secondary streets, then sidewalk maintenance.
-- Plow It Forward: if you can help out a neighbour or volunteer to clear a fire hydrant, it helps your community!

FARMERS MARKET >>>

With snow expected overnight and into the morning, the Bridgewater Farmers’ Market Holiday Market will move its hours on Sunday from 12 noon to 4 p.m. Visit the market at 123 Empire Street at the former Bridgewater Memorial Arena.

STORM CENTRE >>> DECEMBER 8/9, 2021

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SNOWFALL WARNING IN EFFECT FOR LUNENBURG COUNTY >>> Per Environment Canada, significant snowfall is expected Wednesday evening. Snowfall with total amounts of 15 to 25 cm is expected.Locations: Nova Scotia, from Yarmouth County to Halifax County.Time span: Late Wednesday and Wednesday night.Remarks: The snow will reach western Nova Scotia Wednesday afternoon, and spread to the rest of the province later in the day. A mixture of rain and snow will occur along the south shore into the evening. Strong northeasterly winds will likely produce some blowing snow as temperatures fall during the night. The highest accumulations will occur over inland areas of Shelburne, Queens, and Lunenburg counties.

Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. Snowfall warnings are issued when significant snowfall is expected.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or tweet reports using #NSStorm. For details click here.

STORM NOTICES >>> Winter storm notices affecting Town of Bridgewater services will be posted in this section as they are received:

BRIDGEWATER TRANSIT UPDATE >>>
As a result of the severity of the storm, Bridgewater Transit is cancelling service for the entire day on Thursday, December 9, 2021. Transit will resume its regular service hours on Friday.

TOWN HALL CLOSED FOR TODAY, REMOTE SERVICE AVAILABLE >>>
Town Hall and its public offices will be closed on December 9, 2021, as a result of the storm. Staff will be working remotely and able to provide service to the public via phone and e-mail.

DESBRISAY MUSEUM CLOSED FOR TODAY, REMOTE SERVICE AVAILABLE >>> DesBrisay Museum will be closed to the public today, December 9, 2021, as a result of the storm. Staff will be working remotely from home and still available for inquiries by phone and e-mail.

WASTE COLLECTION >>>
Waste collection is currently scheduled to take place AS USUAL for the Municipality of Lunenburg and Town of Bridgewater. Please have your waste out by 7 a.m. in the municipality and 8 a.m. in Bridgewater. Please note that collection may take place later in the day because of delays caused by the snowfall.

Please ensure your waste is placed in a way that it is clear of streets and sidewalks and will NOT block snow clearing operations.

If weather conditions change and are severe enough to impact collection a further update will be provided.

The Community Recycling Centre will delay opening until 10 a.m. on Thursday.

WINTER PARKING ALERT  >>> During and after a storm, under Section 139 of the Motor Vehicle Act there is no parking permitted on streets. Parking a vehicle on the street will obstruct necessary winter maintenance and is a safety hazard. If you leave your vehicle parked on the street during a storm, it could be ticketed and towed at your expense -- please ensure you find off-street parking for your vehicle during and after a storm as clean-up operations take place.

SNOW-CLEARING REMINDERS >>> Do not move or plow your snow on to a street or sidewalk. Not only is that not helpful to drivers and pedestrians alike, it's actually a violation of Section 318 of the Municipal Government Act. Under the rules in that section, no person shall deposit snow or ice on the travelled way of a street or near a portion of the travelled way that hinders clearing efforts. That regulation extends to citizens and private contractors who have been hired to conduct snow-related property maintenance.

If you're putting out your compost cart or waste bags for pick up, please ensure that those items are not placed on the sidewalk or in a manner that could impede snow clearing or pedestrian traffic.

SNOW CLEARING ORDER OF OPERATIONS >>>
-- There are about 70 kms of streets and 35 kms of sidewalks in Bridgewater, so cleaning up after a storm takes time. Be patient and, if possible, please stay off the roads until snow clearing has taken place. This makes it easier for plow operators and lessens the potential burden on emergency responders.
-- Roads are generally salted before a storm to deter the formation of a layer of ice on asphalt below snow cover.
-- Plowing typically begins when there is about 7 to 10 cm of snow down, with priority being given to primary routes within the first 12 hours after a storm. Supervisors are in communication with emergency officials during a storm to coordinate response to emergency calls as needed.
-- From 12 to 24 hours after a storm, focus areas generally include school zones, the downtown, secondary streets, then sidewalk maintenance.
-- Plow It Forward: if you can help out a neighbour or volunteer to clear a fire hydrant, it helps your community!