The Provincial Government is monitoring forecast information on a weather system that is anticipated to affect the Avalon Peninsula. Heavy snowfall and high winds are forecast to begin early tomorrow morning (January 10), and will continue into tomorrow evening.
We encourage residents to follow guidance provided by officials, and to monitor the forecast for the most up-to-date information. Regional forecast information is available from Environment Canada.
The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure anticipates the strong winds and heavy snowfall will lead to poor visibility on some highways. Poor to near zero visibility in heavy snow and blowing snow can be expected for the eastern portion of the island.
The department recommends that motorists should:
- Check nl511.ca or the 511 smartphone app for highway driving conditions and the Provincial Plow Tracker before travelling;
- Check the latest Environment Canada forecasts; and
- Slow down and drive to conditions.
Details on ferry schedules can be found on nl511.ca, the 511 app or by calling 1-833-NLFERRY (653-3779).
Visit Be Prepared for more information on emergency preparedness.