Municipal Affairs
February 13, 2017

Public Advisory: Winter Storm Forecast for Newfoundland and Labrador

Residents and communities are advised to be prepared for a winter storm that is forecasted for the province on Tuesday, February 14, and continuing into Wednesday, February 15.

According to Environment and Climate Change Canada, a strong winter storm is expected to bring snow and strong winds to the island. Winter storm warnings or watches and wind warnings have been issued for many areas of the island.

Residents on the Avalon and Burin Peninsulas in east and northeast facing coastal areas are also advised to be cautious around coastlines and waterways over the coming days. A combination of very large waves and pounding surf are expected to combine with high tides on Tuesday morning and evening. This may cause flooding and can potentially impact coastal infrastructure.

Municipalities should ensure infrastructure such as roads, ditches and drains are clear of debris and appropriate provisions are made for the delivery of services in the event the weather has a greater effect than anticipated.

Residents are reminded to follow the latest weather forecast for further alert bulletins and to take measures to ensure personal safety. More information regarding weather forecasts and warnings can be found at External Link Icon.

Information regarding general emergency preparedness is available at External Link Icon.

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Media contact:

Lynn Robinson
Media Relations Manager
Department of Municipal Affairs
709-729-5449, 691-9466

2017 02 13                              4:45 p.m.