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September 21, 2010

Public Advisory: Motorists Are Asked to Use Extreme Caution Due to Storm

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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Media contact:

Roger Scaplen
Director of Communications

Department of Transportation and Works
709-729-3015, 697-5267


2010 09 21                                                    12:55 p.m.


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