Hydro advises of transmission line work near Sally’s Cove; use caution in area

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro (Hydro) is advising customers on the Great Northern Peninsula that work is being completed on the transmission corridor between Rocky Harbour and Sally’s Cove on Highway 430 to ensure safety and system stability after a recent landslide caused by ongoing ground erosion.

Two transmission lines and a distribution line servicing the Northern Peninsula are located in the vicinity of the slide which is within the boundary of Gros Morne National Park.  Due to concerns of possible further erosion, Hydro crews, working closely with Parks Canada, have decided to immediately relocate one of the transmission lines next to the highway (around 100 metres away from the slide area). Work will begin this Monday (Feb 15) and it is anticipated to take about two weeks to complete. The length of the line being rerouted is about 2.5 km. Rerouting of the other two lines will be planned for a later date.

No significant customer outages are anticipated as a result of this work. However, there may be brief interruptions of service as the new line is placed in service. Hydro would like to remind customers of the importance of being prepared and staying safe in the event of outages.

Parks Canada has put up barrier tape around the slide area and issued a visitor closure notice for the area. Visitors to the park should stay clear of the site as it is still considered to be geologically active and unsafe. Motorists travelling along Highway 430 should also use caution while this work is being completed.

This advisory is part of Hydro’s commitment to keep customers informed on the status of the electricity system and system events. For further updates, follow Hydro on social media – www.Twitter.com/NLHydro, www.Facebook.com/NLHydro or visit us online at www.nlhydro.com