Town Facilities Closed Due to Inclement Weather, Friday January 5th, 2024

Due to inclement weather conditions on January 5th, 2024, all Town facilities, including the Town Hall and Library will be closed for the day.

Our snow clearing crews have been dispatched, and waste collection scheduled for Friday, January 5th has been re-scheduled to Monday, January 8th.  To ensure safety for all, residents are asked to keep away from snow banks and snow clearing equipment. In the event of deteriorating conditions, we would like to remind residents of the following:

❄️ When you see snow clearing crews on the streets, please keep a safe distance.
❄️ When snow clearing, wear warm reflective clothing so snow clearing crews and residents can see you.
❄️ Don’t play in snow banks near roadways and driveways.
❄️ Please be patient and courteous with our snow clearing crews as they work to keep roads open; an initial clearing is conducted to open roads to keep roads accessible for emergency crews.
❄️ We recommend to have a home emergency kit and supplies, including food, water, pet food, prescriptions, flashlights, portable radio, and extra batteries. Supplies should be prepared to last at least 72 hours.

The Town of Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s offers the following emergency preparedness recommendations for residents:

  • Have a basic home emergency kit and supplies, including food (and pet food), drinking water, prescriptions, first aid kit, battery-powered flashlights, and portable radio.
  • Use flashlights, rather than candles and have a good supply of batteries; if you use candles, don’t leave them unattended.
  • For those who are on well water, please prepare by filling your bathtubs with water for household use, such as flushing toilets, in case of power outage. Please ensure you have extra drinking water on hand as well.
  • Secure any outside items that are a potential hazard in high wind such as patio furniture, BBQs, children’s play structures, garbage bins, etc.
  • Charge mobile devices in case of extended power outage.
  • Know where your household fire extinguisher, water shut off valve, and electrical panel box are all located.
  • Test your smoke alarms to ensure they are working properly.
  • Stay up-to-date by monitoring forecast information and local news.

For further information on emergency preparedness, visit:

Get Prepared

Emergency Preparedness

Provincial Emergency Preparedness

Helpful Safety Tips and Reminders from the PCSP Volunteer Fire Department: