Transportation and Works

Winter Maintenance – Highway Driving Conditions

Winter Maintenance Season runs from November to April

 

Highway Driving Conditions Report

Updated: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 03:22 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 Dec. 12, 2018
03:14 PM
Snow Covered Fair
Comments:

TCH Salmonier Line to Whitbourne Dec. 12, 2018
03:15 PM
Snow Covered Fair
Comments: Slippery Sections.

2 New Gower Street to Legion Road Kelligrews Dec. 12, 2018
03:15 PM
Snow Covered Fair
Comments:

60 Conception Bay South to South Dec. 12, 2018
03:15 PM
Snow Covered Fair
Comments: Slippery Sections.

10 St. John's to Peter's River Dec. 12, 2018
01:16 PM
Snow Covered Fair
Comments: Slippery / Slushy / Wet Sections.

90 Salmonier Line to Peter's River Dec. 12, 2018
01:17 PM
Snow Covered Good
Comments:

100 Whitbourne to Branch Dec. 12, 2018
01:47 PM
Wet Fair
Comments: Snow Covered Sections.

92 Branch to St. Catherine's Dec. 12, 2018
01:47 PM
Snow Covered Fair
Comments:

73 Tilton to New Harbour Dec. 12, 2018
06:50 AM
Wet Good
Comments: Snow covered sections.

74 Victoria to Heart's Content Dec. 12, 2018
06:50 AM
Wet Good

75 Veteran's Memorial Drive Dec. 12, 2018
06:50 AM
Wet Good

70 Roaches Line to Old Perlican Dec. 12, 2018
02:01 PM
Wet Good
Comments:

80 Whitbourne to Old Perlican Dec. 12, 2018
02:01 PM
Wet Good
Comments:

 Eastern
Route Segment Updated Surface Visibility
TCH Whitbourne to Port Blandford Dec. 12, 2018
03:22 PM
Wet Good
Comments: Snow Covered Sections.

TCH Terra Nova National Park Dec. 12, 2018
06:51 AM
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 Dec. 12, 2018
06:52 AM
Wet Good
Comments: Dry and some snow covered sections.

210 Goobies to Swift Current Dec. 12, 2018
06:52 AM
Wet Good
Comments: Dry sections.

210 Swift Current to Marystown Dec. 12, 2018
01:55 PM
Wet Good
Comments: Snow Covered / Slippery / Slushy Sections.

210 Marystown to Grand Bank (via Garnish) Dec. 12, 2018
01:26 PM
Wet Good
Comments:

220 Grand Bank to Burin (via Lord's Cove) Dec. 12, 2018
01:26 PM
Wet Good
Comments:

230 Clarenville to Bonavista Dec. 12, 2018
01:26 PM
Wet Good
Comments:

 Central
Route Segment Updated Surface Visibility
TCH Gander to Grand Falls-Windsor Dec. 12, 2018
01:51 PM
Wet Good
Comments: Snow Covered and Slushy Sections.

TCH Grand Falls-Windsor to Hampden Jct Dec. 12, 2018
01:52 PM
Wet Good
Comments: Dry Sections.

320 Gambo to Wesleyville Dec. 12, 2018
01:35 PM
Wet Good
Comments: A Few Slushy Sections.

330 Gander to Wesleyville Dec. 12, 2018
01:35 PM
Wet Good
Comments: Snow Covered and A Few Slushy Sections.

340 Trans Canada Highway to Twillingate Dec. 12, 2018
01:36 PM
Wet Good
Comments: Snow Covered Sections.

350 Trans Canada Highway to Leading Tickles Dec. 12, 2018
01:36 PM
Wet Good
Comments: Slippery and Slushy Sections.

360 Trans Canada Highway to Pool's Cove Intersection Dec. 12, 2018
01:52 PM
Snow Covered Good
Comments: Wet and Slushy Sections.

360 Pool's Cove Intersection to Harbour Breton Dec. 12, 2018
01:36 PM
Wet Good
Comments:

370 Badger to Buchans Dec. 12, 2018
01:52 PM
Wet Good
Comments:

380 Triton to Robert's Arm Area Dec. 12, 2018
01:53 PM
Dry Good
Comments: Wet Sections. *Use Caution* Construction on the Dorset causeway Bridge. Down to one lane width 2.8 meters. Follow posted signage and traffic lights.

390 Springdale Road Dec. 12, 2018
06:58 AM
Wet Fair
Comments: dry sections.

410 Baie Verte Peninsula Dec. 12, 2018
01:37 PM
Wet Good
Comments: Snow Covered Sections.

 Western
Route Segment Updated Surface Visibility
TCH Hampden Jct to Deer Lake Dec. 12, 2018
01:42 PM
Wet Good
Comments: Dry Sections.

TCH Deer Lake to Corner Brook Dec. 12, 2018
02:13 PM
Wet Good
Comments:

TCH Corner Brook to Stephenville Access Road Dec. 12, 2018
06:59 AM
Snow Covered Good
Comments: slippery and wet sections.

TCH Stephenville Access Road to Port aux Basques Dec. 12, 2018
02:41 PM
Dry Good
Comments: Snow Covered Sections.

460 TCH to Stephenville Dec. 12, 2018
02:04 PM
Wet Good
Comments: Some Snow Covered Sections.

480 Burgeo Highway Dec. 12, 2018
01:43 PM
Snow Covered Good
Comments: Slushy and Wet Sections. Use Caution.

430 Deer Lake to Gros Morne Park (North B) Dec. 12, 2018
02:13 PM
Wet Good
Comments:

430 Gros Morne Park (North B) to Plum Point Dec. 12, 2018
01:23 PM
Snow Covered Fair
Comments: Slippery / Slushy / Wet Sections.

430 Plum Point to St. Anthony Dec. 12, 2018
02:13 PM
Snow Covered Good
Comments: Slushy Sections. Drifting in Open Areas.

432 Plum Point to Roddickton Intersection Dec. 12, 2018
01:43 PM
Snow Covered Fair
Comments:

432 Roddickton Intersection to St. Anthony Airport Dec. 12, 2018
01:43 PM
Snow Covered Fair
Comments:

440 Riverside Drive to Cox's Cove Dec. 12, 2018
07:01 AM
Snow Covered Good
Comments: slippery and wet sections.

450 TCH to Lark Harbour Dec. 12, 2018
07:01 AM
Snow Covered Good
Comments: slippery and wet sections.

 Labrador
Route Segment Updated Surface Visibility
500 Quebec Border to Wabush Dec. 12, 2018
02:07 PM
Dry Good
Comments: Snow Covered and Slippery Sections.

500 Wabush to Churchill Falls Dec. 12, 2018
02:07 PM
Dry Good
Comments: Snow Covered and Slippery Sections.

500 Churchill Falls to Happy Valley-Goose Bay Dec. 12, 2018
12:55 PM
Snow Covered Good
Comments: Slippery and dry sections.

520 Happy Valley-Goose Bay to Northwest River Dec. 12, 2018
12:55 PM
Snow Covered Good
Comments: Slippery and dry sections.

510 Quebec Border to Red Bay Dec. 12, 2018
07:02 AM
Dry Good
Comments: Snow covered sections. *Use Caution*

510 Red Bay to Lodge Bay Dec. 12, 2018
07:02 AM
Snow Covered Good
Comments: Dry sections. . *Use Caution*

510 Lodge Bay to Port Hope Simpson Dec. 12, 2018
07:02 AM
Snow Covered Good
Comments: Slippery sections.

510 Port Hope Simpson to Cartwright Junction Dec. 12, 2018
07:03 AM
Snow Covered Good
Comments: Rough and narrow sections. *Use Caution*

510 Cartwright Junction to Happy Valley - Goose Bay Dec. 12, 2018
12:56 PM
Snow Covered Good
Comments: Slippery and Rough Sections. *Use Caution*

513 St. Lewis Access Road Dec. 12, 2018
07:03 AM
Snow Covered Good
Comments: Rough and slippery sections. *Use Caution*

514 Charlottetown and Pinsent Arm Access Road Dec. 12, 2018
07:04 AM
Snow Covered Good
Comments: Rough and slippery sections. *Use Caution*

516 Cartwright Access Road Dec. 12, 2018
12:56 PM
Snow Covered Good
Comments: Rough and Slippery sections. *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 1-709-466-4122
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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