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Wild and windy on the West Coast

Flooding temporarily shuts down highway

Photos courtesy of © Shantel Fulford and Cody Young

By JAYMIE L. WHITE

Special to the Appalachian

BLACK DUCK BROOK —Parts of Western Newfoundland were hit hard when record rain came down during the atmospheric river storm that hit the region last Tuesday night, Nov. 23. Approximately one kilometer of Highway 463, Cape St. George Highway, from Lourdes to Black Duck Brook was closed due to a washout. The road closure lasted for approximately 24 hours between Nov. 24 and Nov. 25.

Salt shed collapses

ST. GEORGE’S — The salt shed at Steel Mountain Depot, just off the Trans Canada Highway past St. George’s, collapsed due to the heavy winds sustained overnight on Tuesday, Nov. 23. The massive wind and rainstorm that enveloped Newfoundland’s Southwest coast, brought wind gusts around 100 km/h to most of the Western region.

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