March 17, 2015
For immediate release
Storm cleanup continues
Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal
Islanders are advised that cleanup from this weekend’s storm will take several days as large amounts of snow and heavy drifting means equipment is moving slowly.
“Significant snowfall and high winds over the past few days created zero visibility conditions which led to safety hazards for our plow operators,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Minister Alan McIsaac. “Plows are on the roads; however a significant amount of snow has fallen so it will take time for crews to clear the roads.”
All main, and most secondary, roads are expected to open later today. Some secondary roads may take a couple of days to be plowed. It will be the end of the week until all roads are plowed to two lanes.
“Islanders should drive with extreme care as many roads are very narrow. Our highway maintenance crews continue to work through difficult conditions to widen these areas,” said the minister. “With additional snow forecasted for the week, I thank Islanders for their patience and resiliency, and I thank all highway maintenance crews for their continuing efforts.”