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15 Nov 2018 | 04:37 PM UTC

Canada: Storms and travel disruptions in Newfoundland and Labrador Nov. 15-16

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Winter storm to cause transportation disruptions in Newfoundland and Labrador province on November 15-16; monitor local weather reports

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/15/2018, 12:00 AM until 11/17/2018, 11:59 PM (America/Toronto). COUNTRY/REGION Newfoundland & Labrador

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The Meteorological Service of Canada has issued winter storm warnings for the eastern and northern coasts of Newfoundland and Labrador province for Thursday, November 15, and Friday, November 16. As of Thursday morning (local time) transportation disruptions have been reported in Newfoundland and Labrador, including flight disruptions (delays and cancelations) at Saint John's International Airport (YYT), Gander International Airport (YQX), and Deer Lake Regional Airport (YDF). Disruptions to road traffic and ferry services have also been reported in the province. Power outages have reportedly affected thousands on the northern coast of Newfoundland. Information regarding ongoing power outages in the area can be found on Newfoundland Power's website. Further information regarding the weather alerts in effect can be found on the Meteorological Service of Canada's website. Continued transportation and other infrastructural disruptions should be anticipated in affected areas at least through Friday.  


Individuals in the affected area are advised to confirm flight and rail reservations, exercise increased caution when driving (or consider postponing nonessential travel), keep abreast of weather alerts, and adhere to any instructions issued by the local authorities. Keep battery-powered devices fully charged whenever possible in anticipation of possible power outages.


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