Municipal Affairs and Environment
January 12, 2018

Public Advisory: Adverse Weather Conditions Anticipated

The Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment is monitoring forecast information on a weather system that is anticipated to cause significant snow melt and runoff over the course of the weekend.

The system may bring freezing rain, as well as rain and high temperatures to areas of the province. Freezing rain has the potential to impact utility infrastructure and make for less than ideal travelling conditions. Significant rainfall combined with warmer temperatures may create snow melt and lead to elevated water levels in water bodies, pooling of water in low-lying areas and localized flooding. Travelling conditions may also be less than ideal in these areas. Residents and communities are asked to use caution and to take measures to ensure personal safety. Where reasonably possible, ditches and drains should be cleared of debris and snow to allow drainage from snow melt to occur.

Please follow the latest weather forecasts and warnings for your region of the province at: www.weather.gc.ca/warnings/index_e.html?prov=nl External Link Icon

Information regarding general emergency preparedness is available at www.getprepared.gc.ca/ External Link Icon.

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Media contact
Lynn Robinson
Municipal Affairs and Environment
709-729-5449, 691-9466
lynnrobinson@gov.nl.ca

 

2018 01 12                                                    3:55 p.m.