Luckily Green Bay fared better today than the Western part of the island, where multiple communities declared a State of Emergency. The heavy rain and snow melt also meant multiple washouts on the TCH: just west of Hampden Junction and at Little Rapids.
A video of some of the West Coast flooding:
— Colin Butt (@ColinMButt) January 13, 2018
An advisory was issued for drivers on the Baie Verte Peninsula:
Extreme caution also advised on all routes on the Baie Verte Peninsula due to freezing rain and slippery conditions. #nltraffic
— Transport & Works NL (@TW_GovNL) January 13, 2018
For many people in Green Bay South, part of today was spent without electricity. NL Hydro reported a power outage affected customers in a wide part of this area: Springdale Junction, ‘Hydro Rd’, Burnt Berry, West Pond, South Brook, Roberts Arm and Pilley’s Island. The power went out about mid-morning and was restored early in the afternoon.
No major washouts have been reported so far in Green Bay, even though many brooks and streams have swollen with run off.
A brook just outside King’s Point, pictured above, rose to about a foot from the level of the road. A significant amount of excess water also branched off and ran parallel to the road.
Rattling Brook Falls put off quite the brown-water show today, a show we can probably expect to continue for the next few days.
[Top photo is Main Street, Springdale — January 13, 2018]