Transportation and Works
October 21, 2016

Public Advisory – Roads to be Monitored During Potential Adverse Weather

Due to potential heavy rainfall this weekend along parts of the south coast of the island, officials from the Department of Transportation and Works will be monitoring roads in these areas in the event of any possible impacts to road infrastructure.

As a result of heavy rain during last week’s adverse weather event, sections of road that are still under repair may be required to close as a proactive safety measure or if damage occurs. No roads are closed at this time. Residents will be advised of any closures.

Residents in areas that experience heavy rain are advised to stay off the roads unless absolutely necessary.

Environment Canada warnings and advisories can be found at

Municipalities and local service districts 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. The Department of Municipal Affairs, Fire and Emergency Services, remains available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide communities with advice and guidance by calling 709-729-3703.

Motorists are reminded to obey all signage and markings along the roads and please drive with caution.

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Media contact:

Blair Medd
Director of Communications
Department of Transportation and Works
709-729-3015, 631-8465

2016 10 21                              3:55 p.m.