City Update: Tues Sept 27, 2022

City Update: Tuesday, September 27, 2022
Posted on 09/27/2022
Community kindness, along with dedicated staff and work crews are the bright light

The City of Charlottetown Emergency Measures team and EMO partners remain focused on coordinated recovery and clean up efforts. While work crews continue to focus on clearing the roadways, significant progress has been made in terms of major roads and access to neighbourhoods. As we continue this work, it is important to recognize, the hundreds of frontline staff, dedicated partners and community members who have been working tirelessly on these efforts. It must be noted that stories of support and kindness are a show of our community strength and serving as a bright light.

Recovery and Clean Up Efforts
Work crews have been on the ground since first light again today and are continuing the recovery and clean up efforts. The City’s Urban Forestry team is on the ground assessing and tracking municipal trees. In addition, off-island support from the City of Fredericton has arrived to add capacity to our Public Works crews. Nearly 7,000 visits have been made to the City’s three Reception Centres. In terms of progress, approximately 75 per cent of roads have been cleared.

Reception Centres
The City has reopened its three Reception Centres that are providing some comforts such as wifi, municipal water (bring your own drinking container), small snacks and power to charge personal devices.

The following Reception Centres are open until 10 p.m. today:
• Hillsborough Park Community Centre (199 Patterson Dr)
• Malcolm J. Darrach Community Centre (1 Avonlea Dr)
• Confederation Centre of the Arts (145 Richmond St)

Safety Reminders
Important and essential safety reminders include:

• Limit travel to essential travel only. Travelling throughout the City before and after daylight is strongly discouraged.

• Slow down on the roadways and treat non-working traffic signals as a four way stop.

• Barbeques and cooking appliances are not to be used indoors and this includes garages and balconies.

• Generators must be used outdoors and away from any building openings.

• Do not attempt to clear trees or branches away from downed power lines.

• Do not pile debris on the roadway. If it safe to do so, please place manageably-sized debris in piles on the side of the road and away from sidewalks. This will help City crews during the lengthy clean up process ahead.

• Municipal water is safe to drink, however please conserve water and limit usage as much as possible. The less water enters the system, the easier it is for our Water and Sewer Utility to maintain service.

• Stay out of parks and off of playgrounds until further notice. With roadways as the current priority, work crews will assess parks and park infrastructure in the coming days.

Reporting a Municipal Issue
To report an issue with Public Works or Water and Sewer Utility, please call our mainline at 902-566-5548. Residents can also call this line with any questions or concerns. For any emergency situations, residents are advised to call 911.

Stay Informed
Following this Public Notice, the City will continue to keep residents informed through the City’s social media channels Twitter at @ChtownPE and Facebook at @CityofCharlottetown, or the City's website at