Significant snowfall accumulation possible over parts of northern and western New Brunswick today and Thursday.
Snow will spread northward across the province this morning and continue over northern areas into Thursday. Accumulations of 10 to 15 cm are currently forecast for parts of northwestern New Brunswick by Thursday morning, with amounts possibly exceeding 20 cm over higher terrain by by late in the day Thursday. It is expected that the snow will become mixed with or change to rain in the east and south this afternoon, then change back to snow tonight before tapering to isolated flurries Thursday morning.
Please note that the Confederation Bridge to Prince Edward Island is currently closed to trucks and tractor trailers because of the current high wind situation.
Please be advised that all Maritime-Ontario, nation wide will be closed on Monday October 8th, 2018 for Thanksgiving.
Important message about possible Canada Post disruption
If you receive your invoices by mail, they may be delayed. Please reach out to email@example.com to be set up on email billing. You are still responsible for making payments by your invoice due date and keeping your account in good standing. You can make payment via EFT, Visa, MasterCard, or courier of a cheque. If you require additional assistance please reach out to accounts receivable at 905-792-6100 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
August 24, 2018
Please note that Maritime-Ontario offices will be closed, coast to coast on September3rd, 2018 in celebration of Labour Day.
Please be reminded that Civic Holiday on August 6th, 2018, Maritime-Ontario will be closed in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Ontario, New Brunswick, Alberta and British Columbia.
- HOLIDAY REMINDER: SAINT JEAN-BAPTISTE JUNE 24TH, 2018 (QUEBEC ONLY): Please be advised that the Saint Jean-Baptiste holiday this year falls on Sunday June 24, 2018. As a result, our Montreal office and terminal will be closed on Monday June 25th, 2018, in respect of this provincial holiday.
- HOLIDAY REMINDER: CANADA DAY JULY 1ST, 2018: Please be advised with Canada Day falling on Sunday July 1st, 2018 all Maritime-Ontario Freight Lines offices will be closed on Monday July 2, 2018 in respect of this national holiday.
MAY 28th, 2018.
CP RAIL – LABOUR UPDATE- WESTERN CANADA.
Unions involved with CP labour negotiations have rejected CP’s final offer. The unions have provided the required 72 hours strike notice suggesting rail operations could be halted at 10:00P:M on Tuesday May 29th, 2018.
Maritime-Ontario Freight Lines have been monitoring the situation very closely over the last few weeks, and have already diverted some traffic to partner carrier, Canadian National Railway.
Maritime-Ontario will endeavor to manage existing customers traffic only, and will will refrain from taking on additional traffic from non Maritime-Ontario customers in order to maintain fluidity where possible.
Please continue to monitor our web-site for further updates, and or http://www.cpr.ca/en/media/news.
Maritime-Ontario Freight Lines limited.
TRANSPORT CANADA – MARINE PROTECTION SURCHARGE
Please be advised that Transport Canada announced on April 28th, 2018 a mandatory speed restriction for vessels sailing through the Gulf of St. Lawrence, due to an increase in the presence of North Atlantic whales.
Oceanex Inc., the principal marine service provider offering twice weekly service to the Province of Newfoundland & Labrador via the port of Montreal, has announced a “TEMPORARY MARINE PROTECTION SURCHARGE”. This surcharge became effective April 28th, 2018 and will remain in effect until November 15th, 2018.
Please find attached a copy of the Oceanex press release advising that all users of their Montreal service will be subject to the Marine Protection Surcharge. As a result, Maritime-Ontario Freight Lines Limited have no alternative other than to cost recover these additional charges effective immediately. The cost recovery surcharge will be as follows.
Truck Load (FTL): $240.00 per unit. OCEANEX MARINE PROTECTION SURCHARGE 2018
Less Than Truck Load (LTL): 3% of freight charges.
Please be advised that service delays should be expected in the cities of Fredericton and Saint John (and vicinity) as these regions are currently experiencing severe flooding, causing closure to many roadways. Flooding is now also affecting numerous roadways in this region of southern New Brunswick.
Freezing rain is expected or occurring.
A prolonged period of freezing rain is expected later today and tonight.
A low pressure system currently east of the Great Lakes will intensify as it tracks across New Brunswick tonight. Snow will change to or become mixed with freezing rain and ice pellets this afternoon and into the evening. A period of freezing rain lasting 3 to 6 hours is expected over these regions.
Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery. Ice build-up may cause tree branches to break. Currently HWY 20 is closed do to the poor conditions.
There is also snowfall, with total amounts of 20 to 30 cm expected.
Significant snowfall expected over northern New Brunswick today and tonight.
A low pressure system currently east of the Great Lakes will intensify as it tracks across New Brunswick tonight. Snow is expected to change over to ice pellets and freezing rain this afternoon then back to snow or flurries tonight. Precipitation is expected to end overnight tonight.
Total snowfall accumulations of 20 to 30 centimetres are expected with this storm. Please note that Highway 20 North West of Moncton is closed down because of weather issues.
Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.