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Motorists Warned to be Aware of Caribou on West Coast Highways

The Department of Fisheries, Forestry and Agriculture is advising motorists of an increased presence of caribou between the Burgeo Highway intersection and the end of highway moose fencing, and on Route 460 (White’s Road).

Currently, there is a significant number of caribou active in these areas making them vulnerable to vehicular traffic.

These animals are expected to remain in the region throughout the winter.

Caribou are more common alongside roadways during dusk and dawn. Motorists can reduce the risk of a caribou-vehicle collision by scanning both sides of the highway, watching for caribou warning signs, and reducing speeds when driving at night when caribou are more difficult to see.

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