As result of the current storm and
deteriorating road conditions on the Avalon, Bonavista and Burin
Peninsulas, the Department of Transportation and Works is advising the
public not to travel until the storm and high water levels have subsided
and to exercise extreme caution if they must travel.
The department is asking the public to stay
off all roads on the Bonavista and Burin Peninsulas. Travel on these
roads should be restricted to emergency vehicles only. The department
also advises that the Trans-Canada Highway is closed between Whitbourne
and Port Blandford and in the area of Joey’s Lookout near Gambo.
The Department of Transportation and Works and
Fire and Emergency Services - Newfoundland and Labrador are continuing
to monitor the storm and will co-ordinate efforts with affected
municipalities. Transportation and Works staff will continue to monitor
conditions and make road repairs as conditions allow.
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