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Winter Maintenance – Highway Driving Conditions

Winter Maintenance Season runs from November to April

 

Highway Driving Conditions Report

Updated: Monday, February 20, 2017 06:16 PM
Updated 7am-10pm, 7 Days a Week as Reports are Received
About The Report Live Highway Cameras
Avalon Eastern Central Western Labrador
Avalon
Route Segment Updated Surface Visibility
TCH St. John's to Salmonier Line Feb. 20, 2017
05:05 PM
Wet Good
Comments:

TCH Salmonier Line to Whitbourne Feb. 20, 2017
02:15 PM
Wet Fair
Comments: Fog patches.

2 New Gower Street to Legion Road Kelligrews Feb. 20, 2017
05:06 PM
Wet Good
Comments:

60 Conception Bay South to South Feb. 20, 2017
05:06 PM
Wet Good
Comments:

10 St. John's to Peter's River Feb. 20, 2017
02:16 PM
Wet Good
Comments: Dry sections.

90 Salmonier Line to Peter's River Feb. 20, 2017
02:32 PM
Wet Good
Comments:

100 Whitbourne to Branch Feb. 20, 2017
02:16 PM
Wet Good
Comments: Dry sections.

92 Branch to St. Catherine's Feb. 20, 2017
02:32 PM
Wet Good
Comments: Dry sections.

75 Veteran's Memorial Drive Feb. 20, 2017
02:46 PM
Wet Good
Comments:

70 Roaches Line to Old Perlican Feb. 20, 2017
02:46 PM
Wet Good
Comments: Few slushy sections.

80 Whitbourne to Old Perlican Feb. 20, 2017
02:16 PM
Wet Fair
Comments:

Eastern
Route Segment Updated Surface Visibility
TCH Whitbourne to Port Blandford Feb. 20, 2017
02:17 PM
Wet Fair
Comments: Slushy and slippery sections.

TCH Terra Nova National Park Feb. 20, 2017
06:50 AM
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 Feb. 20, 2017
06:50 AM
Snow Covered Fair
Comments: Wet, slippery and slushy sections

210 Goobies to Swift Current Feb. 20, 2017
02:17 PM
Wet Fair
Comments: Slippery and slushy sections.

210 Swift Current to Marystown Feb. 20, 2017
02:18 PM
Wet Fair
Comments: Slushy sections. Water build up. Caution.

210 Marystown to Grand Bank (via Garnish) Feb. 20, 2017
06:52 AM
Wet Good

220 Grand Bank to Burin (via Lord's Cove) Feb. 20, 2017
02:18 PM
Wet Fair
Comments:

230 Clarenville to Bonavista Feb. 20, 2017
02:18 PM
Wet Good
Comments: Few slushy sections.

Central
Route Segment Updated Surface Visibility
TCH Gander to Grand Falls-Windsor Feb. 20, 2017
05:15 PM
Wet Good
Comments: Dry and slippery sections.

TCH Grand Falls-Windsor to Hampden Jct Feb. 20, 2017
02:19 PM
Wet Good
Comments: Dry sections

320 Gambo to Wesleyville Feb. 20, 2017
02:19 PM
Wet Good
Comments:

330 Gander to Wesleyville Feb. 20, 2017
02:20 PM
Wet Good
Comments: Dry sections

340 Trans Canada Highway to Twillingate Feb. 20, 2017
05:15 PM
Wet Good
Comments: Dry and slippery sections. ***Intersection of Route 341 to Route 331. 340 - Embree - OPEN one lane. 340 - Little Burnt Bay - OPEN one lane. 340 - Michael's Harbour - OPEN. 341 - Brown's Arm - OPEN one lane. 346 - Cobb's Arm - OPEN one lane.

350 Trans Canada Highway to Leading Tickles Feb. 20, 2017
02:20 PM
Wet Good
Comments: Slippery and slushy sections

360 Trans Canada Highway to Pool's Cove Intersection Feb. 20, 2017
02:22 PM
Wet Good
Comments: A few slippery, slushy and snow covered sections. Caution - Narrow sections between Conne Road Intersection to Pool's Cove Road Intersection. Route 361 - Bailey Bridge in Use. Obey signage and use caution.

360 Pool's Cove Intersection to Harbour Breton Feb. 20, 2017
02:22 PM
Wet Good
Comments:

370 Badger to Buchans Feb. 20, 2017
02:22 PM
Wet Good

380 Triton to Robert's Arm Area Feb. 20, 2017
07:00 AM
Snow Covered Good
Comments: Wet Sections

390 Springdale Road Feb. 20, 2017
07:00 AM
Snow Covered Good
Comments: Slippery sections

410 Baie Verte Peninsula Feb. 20, 2017
07:01 AM
Snow Covered Good
Comments: slippery sections

Western
Route Segment Updated Surface Visibility
TCH Hampden Jct to Deer Lake Feb. 20, 2017
06:16 PM
Wet Fair
Comments:

TCH Deer Lake to Corner Brook Feb. 20, 2017
02:23 PM
Wet Good

TCH Corner Brook to Stephenville Access Road Feb. 20, 2017
02:25 PM
Wet Good
Comments: Few slushy and snow covered sections. Water build up. ***Caution - Crews working on problem areas.***

TCH Stephenville Access Road to Port aux Basques Feb. 20, 2017
02:32 PM
Wet Good
Comments: Dry sections.

460 TCH to Stephenville Feb. 20, 2017
02:24 PM
Wet Good
Comments: Few slushy sections.

480 Burgeo Highway Feb. 20, 2017
02:25 PM
Snow Covered Good
Comments: Wet, slippery and slushy sections.

430 Deer Lake to Gros Morne Park (North B) Feb. 20, 2017
02:25 PM
Wet Good
Comments: Dry sections

430 Gros Morne Park (North B) to Plum Point Feb. 20, 2017
02:25 PM
Dry Good
Comments: Few slippery sections

430 Plum Point to St. Anthony Feb. 20, 2017
02:26 PM
Wet Good
Comments: Dry sections.

432 Plum Point to Roddickton Intersection Feb. 20, 2017
05:25 PM
Snow Covered Good
Comments:

432 Roddickton Intersection to St. Anthony Airport Feb. 20, 2017
05:25 PM
Snow Covered Good
Comments:

Labrador
Route Segment Updated Surface Visibility
500 Quebec Border to Wabush Feb. 20, 2017
03:52 PM
Dry Good
Comments: Snow covered and slippery sections

500 Wabush to Churchill Falls Feb. 20, 2017
03:52 PM
Snow Covered Good
Comments: Slippery and dry sections.

500 Churchill Falls to Happy Valley-Goose Bay Feb. 20, 2017
02:27 PM
Dry Good
Comments: Snow covered and slippery sections.

520 Happy Valley-Goose Bay to Northwest River Feb. 20, 2017
02:27 PM
Dry Good
Comments: Snow covered. slippery and wet sections.

510 Quebec Border to Red Bay Feb. 20, 2017
06:32 AM
Dry Good
Comments: Snow covered, Rough Sections and slippery sections. Use extreme Caution

510 Red Bay to Lodge Bay Feb. 20, 2017
06:32 AM
Snow Covered Good
Comments: Snow covered, Rough Sections and slippery sections. Use extreme Caution

510 Lodge Bay to Port Hope Simpson Feb. 20, 2017
06:32 AM
Snow Covered Good
Comments: Slippery and rough sections. Use Caution

510 Port Hope Simpson to Cartwright Junction Feb. 20, 2017
06:33 AM
Snow Covered Good
Comments: Slippery and rough sections. Use caution

510 Cartwright Junction to Happy Valley - Goose Bay Feb. 20, 2017
06:33 AM
Snow Covered Good
Comments: Slippery and rough sections.

513 St. Lewis Access Road Feb. 20, 2017
06:33 AM
Snow Covered Good
Comments: Slippery and rough sections. Use Caution.

514 Charlottetown and Pinsent Arm Access Road Feb. 20, 2017
06:33 AM
Snow Covered Good
Comments: Slippery and rough sections. Use Caution.

516 Cartwright Access Road Feb. 20, 2017
06:33 AM
Snow Covered Good
Comments: Slippery and rough Sections. Light Drifting

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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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