Public Service Announcement
Extreme Weather Conditions Creating Flooding
Urgent Public Safety Message
Information for the Public
Release Date: April 4, 2021

 

The Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay Public Works Department informs the public that the ongoing and forecasted milder temperatures and rainfall will continue to create flooding/pooling on some residential side streets and Kelland Drive.

The Town is advising residents that Town Road Crews will continue to address and monitor the situation and have placed signage along Kelland Drive to Churchill Street and continue to be out to deal with clearing any Municipal Roads’ flooding on a priority basis.

Residents can also expect increased water pooling and localized flooding, compounding issues with potholes. Motorists should proceed with caution through any water pooling. Town crews will attempt to address these areas by pushing snow away from the roadside to create places where the water can drain municipal roads.

Gravel road conditions to the Municipal Landfill and the gravel section of Corte Real Road are deteriorating, and motorists are encouraged to avoid these sections of gravel road as much as possible.

The Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay encourages motorists to drive with care and caution and reduce speeds, particularly in areas of water pooling. With the spring thaw, potholes will become more prevalent, so motorists should drive with caution.

Motorists are also advised of potholes on Montagnais Road that may not be visible due to water pooling; please drive with extreme caution on both sides of the street.

The Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause and extends sincere wishes for a Safe and Happy Easter.