Northern Peninsula, Southern Labrador dig out after major storm

Four days of wind and snow cause messy conditions throughout region

Published on March 6, 2017

Quirpon was also hit hard this weekend. Edward Hedderson helped a neighbour in need by digging them out when they were stuck inside their home.

©Photo from Michelle Wiest/Facebook

For many around the Northern Peninsula and Southern Labrador, today will be a day of shoveling and getting back to normal.

Many towns were at a standstill since Friday evening, when high winds and heavy snow kept heavy equipment off the roads.

Weather warnings and road closures from Cow head to Roddickton to St. Anthony kept most people in their homes during the worst storm so far this winter.

Some woke up this morning unable to access their vehicles because of snow drifts, while others couldn’t see the road.

Others are just heading home after three days of undrivable white out conditions.

Many neighbours and friends have been working together to help others clear out, as well. It’s been a joint effort, especially in St. Lunaire-Griquet where some drifts buried parts of a few houses to their roofs.

The Department of Transportation and Works has all available heavy equipment operators on the roads, clearing safe passage. Municipalities are also working to clear their roads within each town.

This video was taken on the road heading to St. Anthony near Main Brook branch.

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