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Transportation and Works
September 21, 2010

Public Advisory: Road Closures Update

The Department of Transportation and Works advises that, due to numerous road washouts and other damage, many of the roads on the Bonavista and Burin Peninsulas are impassable. Motorists are advised to stay off all roads in these areas and that traffic should be restricted to emergency vehicles only. The Trans-Canada Highway (TCH) is closed between Whitbourne and Port Blandford.

In addition, the following road closures are in effect on the Avalon Peninsula:

Motorists are also asked to use extreme caution on Route 2, Pitts Memorial Drive, due to water and debris on the roadway approximately two kilometres east of Kilbride.

The TCH at Joey’s Lookout near Gambo has been re-opened.

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. The department is asking the public not to travel the roadways unless it is absolutely necessary.

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Roger Scaplen
Director of Communications
Department of Transportation and Works
709-729-3015, 697-5267

2010 09 21                                                     3:25 p.m.


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