Transportation and Works
January 29, 2018

Public Advisory: Adverse Weather Conditions Anticipated to Cause Travel Delays

The Department of Transportation and Works is monitoring Environment Canada forecasts and special statements indicating a potential for heavy snow, freezing rain and rain for many parts of the province beginning this evening and continuing into Tuesday, January 30.

Snow removal and ice control equipment will be out this evening and into Tuesday morning. Equipment availability is currently at 93.3 per cent throughout the province.

Motorists who have to travel this evening and tomorrow morning are reminded to:

  • Check the latest Environment Canada weather alerts and forecasts so you know what to expect before travelling;
  • Visit www.roads.gov.nl.ca for road condition reports and live highway cameras;
  • Watch for driving conditions updates on the department’s Twitter account, @TW_GovNL , using the #nltraffic hashtag;
  • Slow down and drive to conditions. Speed limits posted on highways and on municipal roads are for ideal driving conditions.

The Provincial Plow Tracker, also available at www.roads.gov.nl.ca, currently tracks equipment on highways on the Avalon Peninsula, 13 overnight routes and depots in Clarenville and Deer Lake. Tracking for equipment at other depots will become available in the coming weeks.

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

2018 01 29                             2:35 p.m.