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    Areas of Trans-Canada Highway Washed Away by Storm in Newfoundland

    The Department of Transportation has reported multiple roads in the Codroy Valley have washed out due to a storm. It included two parts of the Trans-Canada Highway near Doyles as rain pummeled Newfoundland’s southwest coast overnight. According to Environment Canada, Port aux Basques received 128 millimetres of rain as of 9:30 a.m. NT Wednesday and they are expected to get more rain.

    A meteorologist with Environment Canada, Rodney Barney explained that the rain would intensify Wednesday morning as they expect 150 to 200 millimetres of rain in the area. The RCMP said to CTV News that there’s closure on the highway near South Branch due to a total washout of a bridge. They said the westbound off-ramp of the highway into Port aux Basques is also closed because of flooding.

    Police are advising motorists to stay off the Trans-Canada Highway between Cape Ray and North Branch due to heavy flooding. Barney said that “it looks like through the morning hours is probably when the heaviest part of the shower activity will be occurring for today, then gradually winding down as we go into the afternoon and evening.”

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