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Storm flushes area of ​​Trans-Canada Highway in southwest Newfoundland.

Port aux Basques was blocked in both directions.

The town of Channel Port aux Basques is blocked in both directions from the rest of Newfoundland as heavy rains continue to fall in the area due to the heavy storm that began on Tuesday. 

State said on Wednesday afternoon that roads were seeping 5km north and 2km south of the town.

Earlier that day, the state Department of Transport reported that some roads were washed away in the Codroy Valley. This includes two sections of the Trans Canada Highway near Doyles, which connects the area to the rest of the island.

The office reported the following closures:`

  • Both lanes have been washed away on the Trans Canada Highway, 5 km southwest of Doyles Junction.
  • The Trans Canada Highway, 16 kilometers southwest of Doyles Junction. One lane was washed away.
  • The Trans Canada Highway, 25 kilometers northwest of Porto Basque.
  • Route 406-11, Doyles Station Road, and alternative routes are available.
  • Route 413-01, St Andrews Road, and alternative routes are available.
  • Loch Lomond Road, one lane is closed.
  • Upper ferry road, one lane is closed.

According to the Canadian Environment, Port aux Basques has been raining a little less than 150 millimeters since Tuesday, and nearby Codroy is approaching 200 millimeters.

Roads are also closed due to leaching in Red Bay, south of Labrador. Tracey Road, which leads to Tracey Hill, is closed until further notice. The area of ​​North brook Road is damaged but open for the time being. 

According to officials, the city had been receiving 50 millimeters of rain since 7 am.

Read More: Storm washes away areas of Trans-Canada Highway in southwestern Newfoundland | CBC News

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