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  • Writer's pictureKyle Sooley-Brookings

Roads washed out and school closures as storm hits west coast

It was a stormy night on the west and south coast of Newfoundland as a powerful storm pounds the region.

Strong winds and heavy rain lashed the area overnight prompting the provincial government to activate the provincial emergency operations centre.

As of this morning, there are several weather alerts still in effect across the province.

The Trans-Canada Highway is closed from North Branch to Tompkins due to a washout.

Belanger Memorial School in Doyles is closed for the morning with a further announcement at 10:30 a.m. Grandy's River Collegiate Burnt Islands and LeGallais Memorial Isle aux Morts are also closed for the morning. St. James Regional High in Port aux Basques is closed all day.

Marine Atlantic has cancelled all crossings for today and tomorrow and advises that crossings scheduled for Thursday could be impacted.


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