Transportation and Works

Winter Maintenance – Highway Driving Conditions

Winter Maintenance Season runs from November to April

 

Highway Driving Conditions Report

Updated: Friday, March 22, 2019 08:14 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. 22, 2019
01:30 PM
Dry Good
Comments:

TCH Salmonier Line to Whitbourne Mar. 22, 2019
06:39 AM
Dry Good
Comments: few wet section.

2 New Gower Street to Legion Road Kelligrews Mar. 22, 2019
01:30 PM
Dry Good
Comments:

60 Conception Bay South to South Mar. 22, 2019
01:30 PM
Dry Good
Comments:

10 St. John's to Peter's River Mar. 22, 2019
01:31 PM
Dry Good
Comments: Few wet section.

90 Salmonier Line to Peter's River Mar. 22, 2019
01:31 PM
Dry Good
Comments: Few wet sections.

100 Whitbourne to Branch Mar. 22, 2019
03:48 PM
Dry Good
Comments: Wet sections.

92 Branch to St. Catherine's Mar. 22, 2019
01:31 PM
Dry Good
Comments: Few wet sections.

73 Tilton to New Harbour Mar. 22, 2019
03:23 PM
Dry Good
Comments:

74 Victoria to Heart's Content Mar. 22, 2019
01:31 PM
Dry Good
Comments:

75 Veteran's Memorial Drive Mar. 22, 2019
03:23 PM
Dry Good
Comments:

70 Roaches Line to Old Perlican Mar. 22, 2019
03:23 PM
Dry Good
Comments:

80 Whitbourne to Old Perlican Mar. 22, 2019
02:13 PM
Dry Good
Comments:

 Eastern
Route Segment Updated Surface Visibility
TCH Whitbourne to Port Blandford Mar. 22, 2019
01:32 PM
Dry Good
Comments:

TCH Terra Nova National Park Mar. 22, 2019
01:32 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 Mar. 22, 2019
06:40 AM
Dry Good

210 Goobies to Swift Current Mar. 22, 2019
01:32 PM
Dry Good

210 Swift Current to Marystown Mar. 22, 2019
01:37 PM
Dry Good
Comments: Few wet sections.

210 Marystown to Grand Bank (via Garnish) Mar. 22, 2019
01:37 PM
Dry Good

220 Grand Bank to Burin (via Lord's Cove) Mar. 22, 2019
01:37 PM
Dry Good
Comments: Few wet sections.

230 Clarenville to Bonavista Mar. 22, 2019
01:09 PM
Dry Good

 Central
Route Segment Updated Surface Visibility
TCH Gander to Grand Falls-Windsor Mar. 22, 2019
01:33 PM
Dry Good
Comments: Few wet sections.

TCH Grand Falls-Windsor to Hampden Jct Mar. 22, 2019
01:10 PM
Dry Good
Comments: Few wet sections.

320 Gambo to Wesleyville Mar. 22, 2019
01:55 PM
Dry Good
Comments:

330 Gander to Wesleyville Mar. 22, 2019
01:55 PM
Dry Good
Comments: Few wet sections.

340 Trans Canada Highway to Twillingate Mar. 22, 2019
01:36 PM
Dry Good
Comments: Few wet sections.

350 Trans Canada Highway to Leading Tickles Mar. 22, 2019
01:10 PM
Dry Good
Comments: Few slippery sections.

360 Trans Canada Highway to Pool's Cove Intersection Mar. 22, 2019
01:07 PM
Dry Good
Comments: Wet sections.

360 Pool's Cove Intersection to Harbour Breton Mar. 22, 2019
12:30 PM
Dry Good
Comments: Shoulder Erosion in Some Areas on All Routes.

370 Badger to Buchans Mar. 22, 2019
01:36 PM
Dry Good
Comments: Wet sections.

380 Triton to Robert's Arm Area Mar. 22, 2019
01:36 PM
Dry Good
Comments:

390 Springdale Road Mar. 22, 2019
01:56 PM
Dry Good

410 Baie Verte Peninsula Mar. 22, 2019
01:36 PM
Dry Good
Comments:

 Western
Route Segment Updated Surface Visibility
TCH Hampden Jct to Deer Lake Mar. 22, 2019
01:53 PM
Dry Good
Comments: Few wet sections.

TCH Deer Lake to Corner Brook Mar. 22, 2019
02:31 PM
Dry Good
Comments:

TCH Corner Brook to Stephenville Access Road Mar. 22, 2019
02:01 PM
Dry Good
Comments: Wet sections.

TCH Stephenville Access Road to Port aux Basques Mar. 22, 2019
07:34 PM
Dry Good
Comments: Wet sections. Wreckhouse winds are ESE 82 Gust 110 Km/h. ***USE EXTREME CAUTION. ALLTRAFFIC AVOID AREA IF POSSIBLE. TRACTOR TRAILERS STAY OFF.***

460 TCH to Stephenville Mar. 22, 2019
01:43 PM
Wet Good
Comments: Dry sections.

480 Burgeo Highway Mar. 22, 2019
08:14 PM
Dry Good
Comments: few snow covered sections. Rocky Ridge and Buck lake low drifting . ***Use Caution***

430 Deer Lake to Gros Morne Park (North B) Mar. 22, 2019
06:42 AM
Dry Good
Comments: Wet sections.

430 Gros Morne Park (North B) to Plum Point Mar. 22, 2019
01:43 PM
Dry Good
Comments: Wet sections.

430 Plum Point to St. Anthony Mar. 22, 2019
01:43 PM
Dry Good
Comments:

432 Plum Point to Roddickton Intersection Mar. 22, 2019
04:59 PM
Wet Good
Comments:

432 Roddickton Intersection to St. Anthony Airport Mar. 22, 2019
04:59 PM
Wet Good
Comments:

440 Riverside Drive to Cox's Cove Mar. 22, 2019
02:31 PM
Dry Good
Comments:

450 TCH to Lark Harbour Mar. 22, 2019
02:01 PM
Dry Good
Comments: Wet sections.

 Labrador
Route Segment Updated Surface Visibility
500 Quebec Border to Wabush Mar. 22, 2019
08:14 PM
Snow Covered Good
Comments: Slippery / Slushy and Wet Sections.

500 Wabush to Churchill Falls Mar. 22, 2019
08:14 PM
Snow Covered Good
Comments: Slippery / Slushy and Wet Sections.

500 Churchill Falls to Happy Valley-Goose Bay Mar. 22, 2019
08:14 PM
Snow Covered Good
Comments: Wet / dry and slippery sections.

520 Happy Valley-Goose Bay to Northwest River Mar. 22, 2019
12:58 PM
Dry Good
Comments: Slippery and snow covered sections.

510 Quebec Border to Red Bay Mar. 22, 2019
08:14 PM
Snow Covered Good
Comments: Slippery / Slushy and wet sections. Use caution.

510 Red Bay to Lodge Bay Mar. 22, 2019
08:14 PM
Snow Covered Good
Comments: Slippery / Slushy and dry sections. Light drifting in some areas. Use caution.

510 Lodge Bay to Port Hope Simpson Mar. 22, 2019
08:14 PM
Dry Good
Comments: Snow covered / Wet and slippery sections. *Use caution.*

510 Port Hope Simpson to Cartwright Junction Mar. 22, 2019
08:14 PM
Dry Good
Comments: Slippery / Slushy / Wet / snow covered / Rough and Narrow sections. Use caution.

510 Cartwright Junction to Happy Valley - Goose Bay Mar. 22, 2019
08:14 PM
Wet Good
Comments: Slippery / Slushy / Snow Covered / Dry / Soft and Rough Sections. Drifting in areas. Use Caution.

513 St. Lewis Access Road Mar. 22, 2019
08:14 PM
Dry Good
Comments: Snow Covered / Slippery / Wet and Rough Sections. Use caution.

514 Charlottetown and Pinsent Arm Access Road Mar. 22, 2019
08:14 PM
Dry Good
Comments: Snow Covered / Slippery / wet and rough sections. Use caution.

516 Cartwright Access Road Mar. 22, 2019
08:14 PM
Wet Good
Comments: Slippery / Slushy / snow covered / Dry / Soft and Rough Sections. Drifting in 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 1-709-466-4122
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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