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Highway Driving Conditions

 

Highway Driving Conditions Report

Updated: Tuesday, March 03, 2015 02:58 PM
Updated 7am-10pm, 7 Days a Week as Reports are Received
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Avalon Eastern Central Western Labrador
Avalon
Route Segment Updated Surface Visibility
TCH St. John's to Salmonier Line Mar. 03, 2015
02:03 PM
Wet Good
Comments: Snow covered and slippery sections.

TCH Salmonier Line to Whitbourne Mar. 03, 2015
02:04 PM
Dry Good
Comments: Wet / few snow covered sections.

2 New Gower Street to Legion Road Kelligrews Mar. 03, 2015
02:04 PM
Wet Good
Comments: Snow covered and slippery sections.

60 Conception Bay South to South Mar. 03, 2015
02:05 PM
Wet Fair
Comments: Snow covered and slippery sections.

10 St. John's to Peter's River Mar. 03, 2015
02:05 PM
Snow Covered Fair
Comments: Drifting in areas. ***Use caution***

90 Salmonier Line to Peter's River Mar. 03, 2015
02:07 PM
Snow Covered Fair
Comments: Wet and slippery sections.

100 Whitbourne to Branch Mar. 03, 2015
02:08 PM
Dry Good
Comments: Wet sections.

92 Branch to St. Catherine's Mar. 03, 2015
02:08 PM
Dry Good
Comments: Wet sections.

75 Veteran's Memorial Drive Mar. 03, 2015
02:09 PM
Dry Good
Comments: Few wet sections

70 Roaches Line to Old Perlican Mar. 03, 2015
02:09 PM
Wet Good
Comments: Dry / slushy sections.

80 Whitbourne to Old Perlican Mar. 03, 2015
02:09 PM
Wet Good
Comments: Snow covered / dry sections.

Eastern
Route Segment Updated Surface Visibility
TCH Whitbourne to Port Blandford Mar. 03, 2015
02:13 PM
Dry Good
Comments: Wet / few snow covered sections.

TCH Terra Nova National Park Mar. 03, 2015
02:13 PM
Not available Not available
Comments:

Comments: The Trans Canada Highway (TCH) within the boundaries of Terra Nova National Park (from approximately Port Blandford to Glovertown) is under the jurisdiction of Parks Canada, Government of Canada.

TCH Glovertown to Gander Mar. 03, 2015
02:14 PM
Wet Good
Comments: Few dry / snow covered sections.

210 Goobies to Swift Current Mar. 03, 2015
02:14 PM
Snow Covered Good
Comments: Few wet / slushy sections.

210 Swift Current to Marystown Mar. 03, 2015
02:15 PM
Wet Fair
Comments: Slippery / slushy sections.

210 Marystown to Grand Bank (via Garnish) Mar. 03, 2015
02:15 PM
Dry Good
Comments: Few slushy sections.

220 Grand Bank to Burin (via Lord's Cove) Mar. 03, 2015
02:16 PM
Dry Good
Comments: Wet / slippery and slushy sections.

230 Clarenville to Bonavista Mar. 03, 2015
02:16 PM
Snow Covered Good
Comments: Slippery / slushy sections.

Central
Route Segment Updated Surface Visibility
TCH Gander to Grand Falls-Windsor Mar. 03, 2015
02:16 PM
Snow Covered Poor
Comments: Heavy drifting with white out conditions. ***Use caution***

TCH Grand Falls-Windsor to Hampden Jct Mar. 03, 2015
02:22 PM
Snow Covered Good
Comments: Wet sections.

320 Gambo to Wesleyville Mar. 03, 2015
02:17 PM
Snow Covered Poor
Comments: ***ROAD CLOSED FROM Rte: 320 VALLEY FIELD INT TO Rte: 330 DEADMAN'S BAY. Also Cape Freels / Newtown Road / New -West-Valley Road. STORM CONDITIONS.***

330 Gander to Wesleyville Mar. 03, 2015
02:18 PM
Closed Closed
Comments: ***Roads CLOSED. Too Stormy to operate. ***

340 Trans Canada Highway to Twillingate Mar. 03, 2015
02:18 PM
Snow Covered Poor
Comments: Slippery and slushy sections. Heavy drifting with white out conditions. ***Use caution***Stay off from Boyd's Cove to Twillingate.***

350 Trans Canada Highway to Leading Tickles Mar. 03, 2015
02:19 PM
Snow Covered Good
Comments: Wet sections. Drifting in open areas.

360 Trans Canada Highway to Pool's Cove Intersection Mar. 03, 2015
02:19 PM
Snow Covered Good
Comments: Snow covered / slushy sections.

360 Pool's Cove Intersection to Harbour Breton Mar. 03, 2015
02:20 PM
Snow Covered Fair
Comments: Slippery / slushy sections.

370 Badger to Buchans Mar. 03, 2015
02:21 PM
Snow Covered Fair
Comments: Slushy / wet sections.

380 Triton to Robert's Arm Area Mar. 03, 2015
02:58 PM
Wet Good
Comments: Slushy sections.

390 Springdale Road Mar. 03, 2015
02:20 PM
Wet Good
Comments: Snow covered sections.

410 Baie Verte Peninsula Mar. 03, 2015
02:21 PM
Snow Covered Good
Comments:

Western
Route Segment Updated Surface Visibility
TCH Hampden Jct to Deer Lake Mar. 03, 2015
02:22 PM
Snow Covered Fair
Comments: Blowing snow in areas.

TCH Deer Lake to Corner Brook Mar. 03, 2015
02:24 PM
Snow Covered Fair
Comments: drifting / blowing snow in open areas. ***West bound lanes CLOSED in Pasadena from Exit 13 to Exit 12. detour through Pasadena in place.***

TCH Corner Brook to Stephenville Access Road Mar. 03, 2015
02:25 PM
Snow Covered Poor
Comments: Slippery sections. ****Advise to use extreme caution.Drifting / blowing snow in open areas.****

TCH Stephenville Access Road to Port aux Basques Mar. 03, 2015
02:26 PM
Snow Covered Poor
Comments: Blowing snow and drifting conditions. ***Advised to stay offf***

460 Stephenville Access Road Mar. 03, 2015
02:26 PM
Snow Covered Poor
Comments: Heavy drifting with white out conditions. ***Use caution*** RTE:461 from Whites Road to Stephenville Crossing is BLOCKED. Rte: 460 Cape St. George to Mainland CLOSED.***

480 Burgeo Highway Mar. 03, 2015
02:26 PM
Closed Closed
Comments: ***Too Stormy to operate.***

430 Deer Lake to Gros Morne Park (North B) Mar. 03, 2015
02:27 PM
Snow Covered Fair
Comments: Drifting in open areas.

430 Gros Morne Park (North B) to Plum Point Mar. 03, 2015
02:27 PM
Snow Covered Fair
Comments: Blowing snow in open areas.

430 Plum Point to St. Anthony Mar. 03, 2015
02:28 PM
Snow Covered Fair
Comments: Side roads BLOCKED in the St. Anthony area.

432 Plum Point to Roddickton Intersection Mar. 03, 2015
02:28 PM
Snow Covered Poor
Comments: Heavy drifting with white out conditions. ***ADVISED TO STAY OFF***

432 Roddickton Intersection to St. Anthony Airport Mar. 03, 2015
02:28 PM
Snow Covered Poor
Comments: Heavy drifting with white out conditions. ***ADVISED TO STAY OFF*** RODDICTON INTERSECTIONS, COOKS hR AND ST ANTHONY ROADS ARE ALL BLOCKED.

Labrador
Route Segment Updated Surface Visibility
500 Quebec Border to Wabush Mar. 03, 2015
02:29 PM
Dry Good
Comments: Slippery and snow covered sections.

500 Wabush to Churchill Falls Mar. 03, 2015
02:29 PM
Snow Covered Good
Comments: Dry and Slippery sections

500 Churchill Falls to Happy Valley-Goose Bay Mar. 03, 2015
02:29 PM
Snow Covered Good
Comments: Slippery sections.

520 Happy Valley-Goose Bay to Northwest River Mar. 03, 2015
02:29 PM
Snow Covered Good
Comments: Slippery and dry sections.

510 Quebec Border to Red Bay Mar. 03, 2015
02:29 PM
Snow Covered Poor
Comments: Dry and slippery sections. High winds heavy drifting in open areas. ***Use extreme caution*** Pinware to Red Bay blocked and Closed too Stormy to operate.

510 Red Bay to Lodge Bay Mar. 03, 2015
02:29 PM
Closed Closed
Comments: ***Closed too stormy to operate.

510 Lodge Bay to Port Hope Simpson Mar. 03, 2015
02:29 PM
Snow Covered Poor
Comments: Slippery sections. Lodge Bay to Mary's Hr CLOSED too stormy to operate. Mary's Hr to Port Hope Simpson Closed too stormy to operate.

510 Port Hope Simpson to Cartwright Junction Mar. 03, 2015
02:29 PM
Snow Covered Poor
Comments: White out conditions. ***Advised to Stay off***

510 Cartwright Junction to Happy Valley - Goose Bay Mar. 03, 2015
02:32 PM
Snow Covered Poor
Comments: Slippery, rough and narrow sections. Blowing snow in open areas. ***Use Caution***Cartwright junt to Crook's Lake CLOSED. Too stormy to operate. Crook's Lake to Happy Valley Goose Bay Open. Poor conditions.

513 St. Lewis Access Road Mar. 03, 2015
02:32 PM
Closed Closed
Comments: Too stormy to operate.

514 Charlottetown and Pinsent Arm Access Road Mar. 03, 2015
02:32 PM
Snow Covered Poor
Comments: Slippery and rough sections. White out conditions. ***Advised to Stay off*** Pinsent Arm access road CLOSED too stormy to operate***

516 Cartwright Access Road Mar. 03, 2015
02:32 PM
Snow Covered Poor
Comments: Slippery and rough sections. Blowing snow in open areas. Use caution

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About the Conditions Report

The Highway Driving and Road Conditions Report covers the major arteries in all regions of the province during the winter. It provides information on both road surface and driver visibility conditions as reported to our dispatch office by our maintenance supervisors.

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About Updates to the Report

The report is updated seven days a week. During good and fair weather conditions, there are two regularly scheduled updates to the report; early morning at approximately 7:00 a.m. and early afternoon at approximately 2:30 p.m. Follow-up reports will be issued as necessary.

More frequent updates will occur anytime during the day between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. approximately, when information is reported from our maintenance supervisors of a change in weather and/or driving conditions.

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Telephone Numbers

The following numbers are available to speak directly to staff at our dispatch office. Long distance charges may apply if applicable.

AVALON REGION 1-709-729-7669
EASTERN REGION 1-709-466-4160
CENTRAL REGION 1-709-292-4444
WESTERN REGION 1-709-635-4144
LABRADOR REGION 1-709-896-7888
Terra Nova National Park
c/o Parks Canada
1-709-533-2801

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The Weather Network

The Weather Network opens new window cable television channel makes road reports available to viewers. View their Programming Schedule opens new window or check your local TV listings for further information.

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Drive To Road Conditions - Reduce Your Speed

While the road reports are a good general guide to road conditions province-wide, winter driving conditions can change very quickly, especially when dealing with drifting or blowing snow. Drivers should ensure they use extra caution and vigilance on all roads throughout the winter months. Adjust your speed to winter conditions and prepare to drive in winter's worst.

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Studded Tire Regulations

For information on studded tires, view the Studded Tire Regulations or forward questions to the Motor Registration Division of the Department of Government Services.

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Make Informed Travel Decisions

Changing weather patterns and fluctuations in temperature at this time of year can lead to periods of snow covered or icy conditions on our roads.

The men and women of the Department of Transportation and Works will do their best to make the Province's roads safer in winter, but safe winter driving is everyone's responsibility. You must do your part too. It is extremely important that motorists know what conditions are, and make informed travel decisions. Check the conditions before you drive and then if you decide to travel, drive in accordance with weather and road conditions. Snow means slow. You should also keep in mind the department's snow clearing hours of operation.

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Snow Clearing Hours of Operation

Throughout the winter, maintenance supervisors assess road conditions night and day. Maintenance crews report for work between 4:30 a.m. and 6:00 a.m., five days a week, depending on the area of the province. They work until mid-afternoon, unless weather conditions dictate they work additional hours. During storms, plowing continues until 9:30 p.m. or longer until all roads are open to traffic, if the storm is ending. If the snow is continuing, crews normally go home around 10:00 p.m. until 4:30 a.m. or 5:00 a.m. the next day. Between 10:00 p.m. and 4:30 a.m./ 5:00 a.m. crews are generally not in operation, except in emergency situations. During this period, vehicular traffic flow is typically very low.

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Know Before You Go!

Our Live Highway Camera img continue to provide a source of information on current driving conditions and are available for viewing year round.

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Additional Information

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