Transportation and Works
Municipal Affairs and Environment
January 15, 2018

Public Advisory: Air Services Provided for Bay of Islands Residents

Air services will be provided for residents in communities in the Bay of Islands affected by the washout on Route 450 beginning tomorrow (Tuesday, January 16).

Helicopter service will be provided from Lark Harbour to Benoit’s Cove on weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information on arranging flights, residents are asked to contact York Harbour Town Clerk Michelle Sheppard at 709-681-2280.

Reservations are not required and residents will not be charged for the flight.

Residents with urgent medical emergencies should continue regular emergency procedures by calling 911.

Travel arrangements for dialysis patients will continue to be made by Western Health.

While repairs have already started on the washed out section of Route 450, a section near John’s Beach is currently preventing vehicles, including heavy equipment, from safely proceeding to the damaged portion of the highway to assist in repairs.

Updates to highway conditions can be found on the department’s Highway Driving Conditions Report at www.roads.gov.nl.ca/highwaydriving/winter_maintenance.stm and the department’s Twitter @TW_GovNL External Link Icon

The Provincial Government has been working with emergency management partners to coordinate response efforts and ensure public safety. Residents are reminded to take measures to ensure personal safety and take extra precautions in the region, given the impact of the flooding event.

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Media contacts
Brian Scott
Transportation and Works
709-729-3015, 725-9201
brianscott@gov.nl.ca  

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

 

2018 01 15                                                    4:45 p.m.