Heavy snow, whiteouts causing problems in western Newfoundland

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Traffic Services West would like motorist to use extreme caution on the Trans-Canada Highway. — Star file photo

DEER LAKE  RCMP Traffic Services West would like motorist to use extreme caution on the Trans-Canada Highway, where emergency response personnel are at the scene of a collision.

According to the RCMP, there is a disabled transport truck in the eastbound lane awaiting removal around 20 kilometres west of Deer Lake.

Weather conditions are less than ideal in the area with whiteout conditions and slippery roads.

The Department of Transportation and Works is urging motorists to stay off the Trans-Canada Highway between Birchy Narrows and Corner Brook because of snow squalls and zero visibility at times.

Motorists are urged to use caution elsewhere with the same conditions are affecting other highways throughout western Newfoundland. Snow-clearing equipment taken off the Trans-Canada Highway between Robinsons and North Branch.

Corner Brook Transit will be suspending its service at 1 p.m. due to weather and road conditions. A further announcement will be made when service resumes.

Garbage collection in Corner Brook is also experiencing some delays today. The City of Corner Brook is asking the public for their patience and understanding as it deals with the recent challenging weather conditions.

Organizations: Trans-Canada Highway, RCMP, Department of Transportation and Works Robinsons and North Branch

Geographic location: Newfoundland, Corner Brook, DEER LAKE Deer Lake.Weather

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