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Public Safety Advisory – Controlled Release of Water: Granite Canal Area

February 5th, 2018

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is advising residents, cabin owners and travellers that due to recent heavy rainfall, possibly combined with snow melt, the Company is required to release water in the Granite Canal area accessed from Central Newfoundland. The Company has begun to release water at the Granite Canal Bypass Structure. To date there is no release at the Granite Canal Spillway or the Granite Overflow Dykes along Burnt Dam access road into Grey River but that could change. Releases at the spillway or overflow dykes may wash out the road to Burnt Dam, located 15.5 km from the Granite turn-off.

People are advised to continue to use this area with great caution as water levels and flows are higher than normal and may be unpredictable.

 



Media Contact:

Erin Squires
Manager of Communications, Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro
709.737-1311 e. erinsquires@nlh.nl.ca