Rain Ends in Western Newfoundland, Damage Extensive

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Sunday, January 14, 2018

UPDATED AT 7:30 AM SUNDAY JAN 14,2018 

The rain has come to an end along the west coast, there is extensive damage.

Within Corner Brook roads are washed out in several areas and damage to infrastructure is extensive. At the public works depot there was serious damage, the building may not be able to be used again.

Private property has also been damaged.

Premier Dwight Ball says the priority is ensuring access to emergency services.

Corner Brook is under a state of emergency. The Town of Humber Arm South has  declared a state of emergency. There is a state of emergency in York Harbour Lark Harbour also.

Marine Atlantic is sailing today.

Driving today will continue to be a challenge.

Hampden Jct to Deer Lake is open but expect delays.

Deer Lake to Corner Brook there are snow covered and slippery sections.The bypass around the washed out section of the TCH at Little Rapids is now open. Staff will be escorting traffic through. Please anticipate minor delays at this time.

Route 440 at Irishtown due to severe flooding.Marble Drive Service Road is closed between Humber Village and 3 T's.

Corner Brook to Stephenville Access Road is closed due to severe flooding. Stephenville Access Road to Port aux Basques has snow covered and slippery sections. 

Deer Lake to Gros Morne Park is closed at Underground Hole area. Cellar Brook Bridge in Glenburnie is open to one lane. Wiltondale to Trout River use extreme caution.

Gros Morne Park to Plum Point has slippery sections.



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