Fisheries and Land Resources
November 29, 2019

Public Advisory: Motorists Warned to be Aware of Caribou on Northern Peninsula Roads

The motoring public is being asked to exercise caution when travelling the Northern Peninsula on the roadway located between St. Anthony Airport and Eddies Cove and the roadway between St. Anthony Airport and the Town of Main Brook.

A significant portion of the St. Anthony caribou herd is currently in these areas. These animals are expected to remain in the region throughout the winter, making them vulnerable to motorized traffic as they cross these roads at various locations throughout the late fall and winter.

Motorists are encouraged to:

  • Scan both sides of the highway when travelling;
  • Pay attention to caribou warning signs;
  • Avoid driving at dusk and dawn when caribou are more common alongside highways;
  • Have passengers also watch for caribou; and
  • Reduce speeds when driving at night when caribou are more difficult to see.

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Media contact
Craig Renouf
Fisheries and Land Resources
709-637-2923, 640-6922
CraigRenouf@gov.nl.ca

2019 11 29                              1:25 p.m.