Transportation and Works

Winter Maintenance – Highway Driving Conditions

Winter Maintenance Season runs from November to April

 

Highway Driving Conditions Report

Updated: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 11:55 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 Jan. 15, 2019
11:55 PM
Snow Covered Fair
Comments: Wert and Slippery sections. *Use Caution*

TCH Salmonier Line to Whitbourne Jan. 15, 2019
02:01 PM
Snow Covered Fair
Comments: Slippery sections. *Use Caution*

2 New Gower Street to Legion Road Kelligrews Jan. 15, 2019
11:55 PM
Snow Covered Fair
Comments: Wet and Slippery sections.*Use Caution*

60 Conception Bay South to South Jan. 15, 2019
02:01 PM
Snow Covered Poor
Comments: Slippery sections.*Use Caution*

10 St. John's to Peter's River Jan. 15, 2019
02:01 PM
Snow Covered Good
Comments: Slushy sections. *Use Caution*

90 Salmonier Line to Peter's River Jan. 15, 2019
02:01 PM
Snow Covered Fair
Comments: *Use Caution*

100 Whitbourne to Branch Jan. 15, 2019
02:02 PM
Snow Covered Good
Comments: Slippery slushy sections. *Use Caution*

92 Branch to St. Catherine's Jan. 15, 2019
02:03 PM
Snow Covered Good
Comments: Slippery slushy sections. *Use Caution*

73 Tilton to New Harbour Jan. 15, 2019
02:04 PM
Snow Covered Fair
Comments: Slippery sections. *Use Caution*

74 Victoria to Heart's Content Jan. 15, 2019
02:28 PM
Snow Covered Poor
Comments: *Use Caution*

75 Veteran's Memorial Drive Jan. 15, 2019
02:04 PM
Snow Covered Fair
Comments: *Use Caution*

70 Roaches Line to Old Perlican Jan. 15, 2019
02:28 PM
Snow Covered Poor
Comments: Slushy sections. *Use Caution*

80 Whitbourne to Old Perlican Jan. 15, 2019
02:28 PM
Snow Covered Poor
Comments: Slushy sections. *Use Caution*

 Eastern
Route Segment Updated Surface Visibility
TCH Whitbourne to Port Blandford Jan. 15, 2019
05:44 PM
Snow Covered Poor
Comments: Blowing snow causing poor visibility. *Use Caution*

TCH Terra Nova National Park Jan. 15, 2019
02:06 PM
Not available Not available

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 Jan. 15, 2019
03:23 PM
Snow Covered Poor
Comments: Slippery sections. High winds blowing snow creating poor visibility. *Use Extreme Caution*

210 Goobies to Swift Current Jan. 15, 2019
06:00 PM
Snow Covered Poor
Comments: *Advised to stay off unless necessary* Blowing snow near zero visibility. Slippery sections. *Use Caution*

210 Swift Current to Marystown Jan. 15, 2019
06:02 PM
Snow Covered Poor
Comments: *ADVISED TO STAY OFF* Blowing snow near zero visibility. Slippery sections.

210 Marystown to Grand Bank (via Garnish) Jan. 15, 2019
05:13 PM
Snow Covered Poor
Comments: White out conditions causing zero visibility. *Use Extreme Caution If Travel Is Necessary*

220 Grand Bank to Burin (via Lord's Cove) Jan. 15, 2019
07:35 PM
Snow Covered Poor
Comments: Drifting snow between Lawn and Lords Cove heavy winds. Slippery sections. *Use Extreme Caution If Travel Is Necessary*

230 Clarenville to Bonavista Jan. 15, 2019
02:08 PM
Snow Covered Fair
Comments: Blowing snow. *Use Caution*

 Central
Route Segment Updated Surface Visibility
TCH Gander to Grand Falls-Windsor Jan. 15, 2019
06:25 PM
Snow Covered Poor
Comments: White outs in open areas causing poor visibility. *Advised To Use Extreme Caution*

TCH Grand Falls-Windsor to Hampden Jct Jan. 15, 2019
06:25 PM
Snow Covered Poor
Comments: White outs in open areas causing poor visibility. *Advised To Use Extreme Caution*

320 Gambo to Wesleyville Jan. 15, 2019
04:24 PM
Snow Covered Poor
Comments: * ADVISED TO STAY OFF* Slippery sections. Blowing snow. Reduced visibility near zero at times. Equipment will be taken off at 6:00 pm.

330 Gander to Wesleyville Jan. 15, 2019
05:58 PM
Snow Covered Poor
Comments: * ADVISED TO STAY OFF* Slippery sections. Blowing snow. Reduced visibility near zero at times. Equipment will be taken off at 6:00 pm.

340 Trans Canada Highway to Twillingate Jan. 15, 2019
03:55 PM
Snow Covered Poor
Comments: Slippery sections. Reduce speed. *Use Extreme Caution*

350 Trans Canada Highway to Leading Tickles Jan. 15, 2019
06:51 PM
Snow Covered Poor
Comments: Slippery sections. Reduced visibility. *Use Caution*

360 Trans Canada Highway to Pool's Cove Intersection Jan. 15, 2019
07:29 PM
Snow Covered Poor
Comments: Heavy drifting on all routes causing poor visibility. *Advised To Use Caution*

360 Pool's Cove Intersection to Harbour Breton Jan. 15, 2019
07:29 PM
Snow Covered Poor
Comments: Heavy drifting on all routes causing poor visibility. *Advised To Use Caution*

370 Badger to Buchans Jan. 15, 2019
06:26 PM
Snow Covered Poor
Comments: White outs in open areas causing poor visibility. *Advised To Use Extreme Caution*

380 Triton to Robert's Arm Area Jan. 15, 2019
02:12 PM
Snow Covered Fair
Comments: Slippery sections. *Use Caution*

390 Springdale Road Jan. 15, 2019
04:02 PM
Snow Covered Fair

410 Baie Verte Peninsula Jan. 15, 2019
03:02 PM
Snow Covered Good

 Western
Route Segment Updated Surface Visibility
TCH Hampden Jct to Deer Lake Jan. 15, 2019
06:31 PM
Snow Covered Good
Comments: Wet sections.

TCH Deer Lake to Corner Brook Jan. 15, 2019
02:13 PM
Wet Good
Comments: Dry sections.

TCH Corner Brook to Stephenville Access Road Jan. 15, 2019
02:13 PM
Dry Good
Comments: Wet sections.

TCH Stephenville Access Road to Port aux Basques Jan. 15, 2019
02:17 PM
Wet Good
Comments: Dry sections. Wreck house N 36 - 46 Km/h *Use Caution*

460 TCH to Stephenville Jan. 15, 2019
02:18 PM
Dry Good
Comments: Wet sections.

480 Burgeo Highway Jan. 15, 2019
06:20 PM
Snow Covered Poor
Comments: *ADVISED TO STAY OFF OVERNIGHT* Blowing snow causing near zero visibility. Equipment taken off at 6:00pm.

430 Deer Lake to Gros Morne Park (North B) Jan. 15, 2019
06:56 AM
Wet Good
Comments: Dry and snow covered Sections.

430 Gros Morne Park (North B) to Plum Point Jan. 15, 2019
02:22 PM
Dry Good
Comments: Snow covered sections with slippery and slushy sections.

430 Plum Point to St. Anthony Jan. 15, 2019
02:23 PM
Dry Good

432 Plum Point to Roddickton Intersection Jan. 15, 2019
05:29 PM
Snow Covered Fair
Comments:

432 Roddickton Intersection to St. Anthony Airport Jan. 15, 2019
05:29 PM
Snow Covered Fair
Comments:

440 Riverside Drive to Cox's Cove Jan. 15, 2019
02:20 PM
Dry Good
Comments: Wet sections.

450 TCH to Lark Harbour Jan. 15, 2019
02:20 PM
Wet Good

 Labrador
Route Segment Updated Surface Visibility
500 Quebec Border to Wabush Jan. 15, 2019
01:47 PM
Dry Good
Comments: Slippery and Snow Covered Sections.

500 Wabush to Churchill Falls Jan. 15, 2019
01:47 PM
Snow Covered Good
Comments: Slippery and Snow Covered Sections.

500 Churchill Falls to Happy Valley-Goose Bay Jan. 15, 2019
02:09 PM
Snow Covered Good
Comments: Dry and Slippery sections.

520 Happy Valley-Goose Bay to Northwest River Jan. 15, 2019
02:09 PM
Snow Covered Good
Comments: Dry and Slippery sections.

510 Quebec Border to Red Bay Jan. 15, 2019
03:51 PM
Snow Covered Good
Comments: Slushy sections. *Use Caution*

510 Red Bay to Lodge Bay Jan. 15, 2019
03:51 PM
Snow Covered Fair
Comments: Slushy sections. *Use Caution*

510 Lodge Bay to Port Hope Simpson Jan. 15, 2019
03:17 PM
Snow Covered Good
Comments: Dry and wet sections. Slippery Sections. *Use Caution*

510 Port Hope Simpson to Cartwright Junction Jan. 15, 2019
03:17 PM
Snow Covered Good
Comments: Dry and Slippery Sections. Narrow and Rough Sections. *Use Caution.*

510 Cartwright Junction to Happy Valley - Goose Bay Jan. 15, 2019
01:47 PM
Snow Covered Good
Comments: Slippery and rough sections.

513 St. Lewis Access Road Jan. 15, 2019
03:18 PM
Snow Covered Good
Comments: Slippery and Rough Sections. *Use Caution*

514 Charlottetown and Pinsent Arm Access Road Jan. 15, 2019
03:18 PM
Snow Covered Good
Comments: Slippery and Rough Sections. Narrow sections. *Use Caution*

516 Cartwright Access Road Jan. 15, 2019
01:47 PM
Snow Covered Good
Comments: Slippery and Rough Sections.

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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 1-709-466-4122
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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