24-Hour Snow Clearing Program Extended
The 24-hour snow clearing program will expand this season to include a section of Veterans Memorial Highway (Route 75) and enhanced clearing schedules for the Outer Ring Road and Pitts Memorial Drive. The program will begin Sunday, December 4.
“The 24-hour snow clearing program helps enhance our snow clearing efforts on some of the busiest highways in our province,” said the Honourable Tom Hedderson, Minister of Transportation and Works. “This year I am pleased we have been able to add another section of road, and some extended hours of operation to the program.”
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 areas included in the 24-hour snow clearing program, these hours are extended on a 24-hour a day, five day a week basis from 9:30 p.m. Sunday to 9:30 p.m. Friday.
Sections of the TCH that will receive 24-hour snow clearing are:
Major trunk roads that will receive 24-hour snow clearing are:
Beginning this season, hours will be expanded to include Friday evenings to Sunday evenings on the Outer Ring Road (from the Logy Bay Road Interchange to the Route 2 Interchange) and Pitts Memorial Drive (from New Gower Street, St. John’s, to Legion Road, Conception Bay South). As a result, these roads which have the highest volumes of traffic in the province, will have 24-hour snow clearing every day of the week.
A 24-hour dispatch service is available province-wide, which sends crews to clear roads for emergency responders when needed.
Information on highway driving conditions can be found at: www.roads.gov.nl.ca/winterdriving.
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Director of Communications
Department of Transportation and Works
2011 12 02 11:45 a.m.