Municipal Affairs and Environment
Transportation and Works
January 23, 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 bring significant rainfall and/or snowfall in certain areas of the province tonight and into Wednesday.

In areas on the west coast that have been recently impacted by flooding, any amount of rainfall could increase water levels and snow melt. Soil may be loosened and riverbanks and coastal areas may be at risk of increased instability. Residents and communities are asked to use caution and to take measures to ensure personal safety. Information regarding general emergency preparedness is available at www.getprepared.gc.ca External Link.

Western Newfoundland highways damaged by the January 13 rain storm have been repaired and marked with signs warning motorists to slow down. Motorists are reminded to obey signs and continue to drive cautiously in these areas as additional runoff and melting frost and snow could impact road shoulders and expose uneven pavement, leading to unsafe driving conditions.

Motorists who notice deteriorating or unsafe conditions in these areas are also encouraged to contact the Department of Transportation and Works western Newfoundland dispatch at 709-635-4144.

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

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

Rod Drover
Transportation and Works
709-729-1758, 730-4607
rodneycdrover@gov.nl.ca

2018 01 23                                                   3:00 p.m.