Transportation and Works
December 22, 2016
Public Advisory: Crews Preparing for Potential Weather Event
Motorists are advised that the Department of Transportation and Works is monitoring Environment Canada forecasts and special statements which indicate a potential for a weather system affecting various areas of the province over the holiday weekend. In addition, up to 15 cm of snow is forecast for St. Johnï¿½s and vicinity tomorrow, Friday, December 23.
Snow clearing on the provinceï¿½s 289 routes takes place over two scheduled shifts: a morning shift from 4:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and an evening shift from 1:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. In the event of extreme weather conditions, night time snow plow operators and ice control crews will be extended as needed beyond the regular operating schedule.
In addition, 24-hour operations are provided on the provinceï¿½s most heavily-travelled routes as weather conditions warrant. A list of these routes is provided below.
The department also advises that a protocol is in place to accommodate emergency vehicles. If an ambulance or fire truck is obstructed by road conditions at any time of day, a plow will be dispatched to any of the 289 routes to assist.
Residents are reminded to check www.roads.gov.nl.ca/default.htm for updated road condition reports, highway camera images and safe driving tips.
|Newfoundland and Labradorï¿½s 13 Most-Travelled Routes|
|1||Route 1 (TCH) - from Logy Bay Road to Foxtrap, includes ORR.||Avalon|
|2||Route 2 (Pitts) - from New Gower Street to Legion Road.||Avalon|
|3||Route 1 (TCH) - Foxtrap to Whitbourne||Avalon|
|4||Route 75 - TCH to Carbonear||Avalon|
|5||Route 1 (TCH) - from Whitbourne to Clarenville||Eastern|
|6||Route 1 (TCH) - from Notre Dame Junction to Gander||Central|
|7||Route 1 (TCH) - from Gander to Grand Falls-Windsor||Central|
|8||Route 350 (Botwood Highway) - from TCH to Botwood||Central|
|9||Route 430 - from Deer Lake to Rocky Harbour||Western|
|10||Route 1 (TCH) - Corner Brook to Deer Lake||Western|
|12||Route 1 (TCH) - Corner Brook to Stephenville||Western|
|13||Route 460 from Stephenville to Cold Brook Depot||Western|
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Manager of Media Relations
Department of Transportation and Works
2016 12 22 3:30 p.m.