Fisheries and Land Resources
November 29, 2018

Public Advisory: Motorists Warned to be Aware of Caribou Between Deer Lake and Howley

The motoring public is asked to exercise caution when travelling on the Trans-Canada Highway (TCH) between Howley and Deer Lake.

A significant portion of caribou herds in the region are overwintering in proximity to the TCH. These animals can be expected to remain in the region throughout the winter, making them vulnerable to motorized traffic as they cross the highway in various locations.

Motorists are asked to remain vigilant and reduce speed, particularly at night, when travelling this section of the highway where there is an increased potential for encounters.

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Media contact
Linda Skinner
Fisheries and Land Resources
709-637-2284, 632-8167
lindaskinner@gov.nl.ca

2018 11 29                              3:30 p.m.