Transportation and Works

Winter Maintenance – Highway Driving Conditions

Winter Maintenance Season runs from November to April

 

Highway Driving Conditions Report

Updated: Saturday, January 20, 2018 08:20 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. 20, 2018
08:20 PM
Snow Covered Good
Comments: Slippery sections.

TCH Salmonier Line to Whitbourne Jan. 20, 2018
02:02 PM
Dry Good
Comments:

2 New Gower Street to Legion Road Kelligrews Jan. 20, 2018
08:20 PM
Snow Covered Good
Comments: Slippery sections.

60 Conception Bay South to South Jan. 20, 2018
02:02 PM
Dry Good
Comments:

10 St. John's to Peter's River Jan. 20, 2018
02:02 PM
Dry Good
Comments:

90 Salmonier Line to Peter's River Jan. 20, 2018
02:02 PM
Dry Good
Comments: Wet sections.

100 Whitbourne to Branch Jan. 20, 2018
02:02 PM
Dry Good
Comments:

92 Branch to St. Catherine's Jan. 20, 2018
02:02 PM
Dry Good
Comments:

74 Victoria to Heart's Content Jan. 20, 2018
02:02 PM
Dry Good
Comments:

75 Veteran's Memorial Drive Jan. 20, 2018
02:02 PM
Dry Good
Comments:

70 Roaches Line to Old Perlican Jan. 20, 2018
02:02 PM
Dry Good
Comments:

80 Whitbourne to Old Perlican Jan. 20, 2018
02:02 PM
Dry Good
Comments:

Eastern
Route Segment Updated Surface Visibility
TCH Whitbourne to Port Blandford Jan. 20, 2018
06:10 PM
Snow Covered Fair
Comments:

TCH Terra Nova National Park Jan. 20, 2018
02:03 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 Jan. 20, 2018
04:52 PM
Snow Covered Fair
Comments:

210 Goobies to Swift Current Jan. 20, 2018
06:10 PM
Snow Covered Fair
Comments:

210 Swift Current to Marystown Jan. 20, 2018
04:55 PM
Snow Covered Fair
Comments:

210 Marystown to Grand Bank (via Garnish) Jan. 20, 2018
04:39 PM
Snow Covered Fair
Comments:

220 Grand Bank to Burin (via Lord's Cove) Jan. 20, 2018
04:39 PM
Snow Covered Fair
Comments:

230 Clarenville to Bonavista Jan. 20, 2018
06:37 PM
Snow Covered Good

Central
Route Segment Updated Surface Visibility
TCH Gander to Grand Falls-Windsor Jan. 20, 2018
06:35 PM
Snow Covered Fair
Comments: Slippery sections.

TCH Grand Falls-Windsor to Hampden Jct Jan. 20, 2018
04:56 PM
Snow Covered Fair
Comments: Slippery sections.

320 Gambo to Wesleyville Jan. 20, 2018
06:35 PM
Snow Covered Fair
Comments:

330 Gander to Wesleyville Jan. 20, 2018
04:41 PM
Snow Covered Fair
Comments: Slippery sections.

340 Trans Canada Highway to Twillingate Jan. 20, 2018
04:41 PM
Snow Covered Fair
Comments: Slippery sections.

350 Trans Canada Highway to Leading Tickles Jan. 20, 2018
02:31 PM
Snow Covered Good
Comments:

360 Trans Canada Highway to Pool's Cove Intersection Jan. 20, 2018
03:32 PM
Snow Covered Fair
Comments:

360 Pool's Cove Intersection to Harbour Breton Jan. 20, 2018
05:09 PM
Snow Covered Fair
Comments: Slippery / slushy sections.

370 Badger to Buchans Jan. 20, 2018
02:06 PM
Snow Covered Fair
Comments:

380 Triton to Robert's Arm Area Jan. 20, 2018
04:55 PM
Snow Covered Good
Comments:

390 Springdale Road Jan. 20, 2018
02:06 PM
Snow Covered Good
Comments:

410 Baie Verte Peninsula Jan. 20, 2018
02:06 PM
Dry Good
Comments:

Western
Route Segment Updated Surface Visibility
TCH Hampden Jct to Deer Lake Jan. 20, 2018
02:06 PM
Snow Covered Good
Comments:

TCH Deer Lake to Corner Brook Jan. 20, 2018
02:07 PM
Snow Covered Good
Comments: ***East & west bound lanes on TCH at Little Rapids are now OPEN. Please reduce speed and use caution. ***

TCH Corner Brook to Stephenville Access Road Jan. 20, 2018
06:35 PM
Snow Covered Fair
Comments: ***Visibility has improved and equipment will continue to operate between Gallants and Robinsons.***RTE: 450 - Frenchman's Cove to Rattler's Brook - NOW OPEN to Two - way traffic. Some Narrow Sections. ***USE EXTREME CAUTION***

TCH Stephenville Access Road to Port aux Basques Jan. 20, 2018
03:00 PM
Snow Covered Fair
Comments: Wet / slippery / slushy sections. ***Wreckhouse winds SSE 54 - 69 km/h.***

460 TCH to Stephenville Jan. 20, 2018
03:43 PM
Snow Covered Fair
Comments:

480 Burgeo Highway Jan. 20, 2018
04:47 PM
Snow Covered Poor
Comments: ***ADVISED TO STAY OFF. Snow / blowing / snow. Zero visibility.***

430 Deer Lake to Gros Morne Park (North B) Jan. 20, 2018
05:10 PM
Snow Covered Fair
Comments: Some drifting in open areas. ***Rte: 430 AT Mill Brook Bridge is now OPEN two lanes.. Please use care and caution in this area. Reduced speed limit posted.***Caution on Rte: 431 from Lomond to Glenburnie and Woody Point to Trout river. Shoulder erosion.***

430 Gros Morne Park (North B) to Plum Point Jan. 20, 2018
02:08 PM
Snow Covered Good
Comments: Slippery / wet and slushy sections

430 Plum Point to St. Anthony Jan. 20, 2018
02:08 PM
Snow Covered Good
Comments: Dry sections

432 Plum Point to Roddickton Intersection Jan. 20, 2018
02:08 PM
Snow Covered Good
Comments: Dry sections

432 Roddickton Intersection to St. Anthony Airport Jan. 20, 2018
02:08 PM
Snow Covered Good
Comments: Dry sections

Labrador
Route Segment Updated Surface Visibility
500 Quebec Border to Wabush Jan. 20, 2018
02:08 PM
Snow Covered Good
Comments: Slippery Sections

500 Wabush to Churchill Falls Jan. 20, 2018
02:08 PM
Snow Covered Good
Comments: Slippery Sections

500 Churchill Falls to Happy Valley-Goose Bay Jan. 20, 2018
02:08 PM
Snow Covered Good
Comments: Slippery sections.

520 Happy Valley-Goose Bay to Northwest River Jan. 20, 2018
02:08 PM
Snow Covered Good
Comments: Slippery Sections dry sections

510 Quebec Border to Red Bay Jan. 20, 2018
02:08 PM
Snow Covered Good
Comments: Slippery sections. ***CAUTION.***

510 Red Bay to Lodge Bay Jan. 20, 2018
02:08 PM
Snow Covered Good
Comments: Slippery sections. ***CAUTION.***

510 Lodge Bay to Port Hope Simpson Jan. 20, 2018
02:08 PM
Snow Covered Good
Comments: Slippery and rough sections.

510 Port Hope Simpson to Cartwright Junction Jan. 20, 2018
02:08 PM
Snow Covered Good
Comments: Slippery and rough sections.

510 Cartwright Junction to Happy Valley - Goose Bay Jan. 20, 2018
02:08 PM
Snow Covered Good
Comments: Slippery and rough sections.

513 St. Lewis Access Road Jan. 20, 2018
02:08 PM
Snow Covered Good
Comments: Slippery sections.

514 Charlottetown and Pinsent Arm Access Road Jan. 20, 2018
02:08 PM
Snow Covered Good
Comments: Slippery and rough sections.

516 Cartwright Access Road Jan. 20, 2018
02:08 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 1-709-466-4160
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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