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Public Safety Advisory: Water now being released

May 4th, 2020

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is advising residents, cabin owners and travellers in Central and Southern Newfoundland that, as a result of heavy rain and quickly melting snow, the Company is releasing water at multiple locations.

In the Granite Canal area accessed from Central Newfoundland the Company is releasing water at the Granite Canal Bypass structure, the Granite Canal Spillway, and the Granite Overflow Dykes into Grey River. Releases at the Granite Canal Spillway or overflow dykes may wash out the road to Burnt Dam, located 15.5 km from the Granite turn-off.

In the Burnt Pond and White Bear River areas of Central and Southern Newfoundland the Company is releasing water at the Burnt Dam Spillway into the White Bear River.

The potential for releases at the North Salmon Dam Spillway into the North Salmon River has ended for now.

People are advised to use these areas with great caution as water levels and flows will be 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