Transportation and Works
December 9, 2010
Provincial Government to Continue 24-Hour Snow
Based on the success of a two-year pilot project, the Provincial
Government will continue the 24-hour snow clearing program this winter
season through an investment of $1.7 million.
"The 24-hour snow clearing program is a successful initiative that
enhances our snow clearing efforts," said the Honourable Tom Hedderson,
Minister of Transportation and Works. "With this investment, we will
continue the program beyond the two-year pilot project."
The Department of Transportation and Works will maintain 24-hour snow
clearing on high-traffic areas of the Trans Canada Highway (TCH) and
major trunk roads from Sunday evenings to Friday evenings.
"Winter weather in this province can create dangerous driving
conditions, especially for commuters, who often do not have the choice
to stay home in adverse weather," said Minister Hedderson. "Added to the
regular snow clearing schedule, the continuation of this 24-hour service
will help improve safety on high-traffic commuter routes."
Sections of the TCH that will continue to receive 24-hour snow
clearing coverage are:
Logy Bay Road
Interchange to Manitoba Drive in Clarenville;
Cooper Boulevard in
Gander to the west end of the divided highway in Grand
Route 430 Interchange in
Deer Lake to the Stephenville Cold Brook Depot.
Major trunk roads that will receive 24-hour snow clearing coverage
Route 2, from New Gower
Street, St. Johnís to Legion Road, CBS;
Route 350, from the TCH
Lewin Parkway/Ring Road
in Corner Brook; and,
Route 430, TCH to Rocky
The Department of Transportation and Works snow clearing crews
typically work from approximately 4:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. across the
province. In case of an emergency, a 24-hour dispatch service is
available outside of these hours, which will send crews to clear roads
for emergency responders.
More information on snow clearing and highway driving conditions can
be found at: