The Provincial Government is monitoring forecast information on a weather system that is anticipated to affect areas of the province beginning tomorrow (Thursday, February 6) and into Saturday morning. Heavy snowfall is forecast to begin overnight Thursday into Friday. Heavy rainfall and freezing rain is possible for parts of the island for an extended period of time on Friday.
Please follow the latest weather forecast warnings for your region of the province here.
Municipalities and local service districts should review their emergency management plans; ensure infrastructure such as roads, ditches and drains are clear of debris; and appropriate provisions are made for the delivery of services during anticipated weather events.
Residents and communities are asked to use caution and to take measures to ensure personal safety. Information regarding emergency preparedness is available at www.getprepared.gc.ca. Residents are also encouraged to prepare for the possibility of power outages. Information on power outage safety and preparedness can be found here.
If power outages occur, customers can get information and updates on power restoration directly from their distribution utility:
Newfoundland & Labrador Hydro: 1-888-737-1296 or www.nlhydro.com/outages
Newfoundland Power: 1-800-474-5711 or www.newfoundlandpower.com/en/Outages/Outage-Centre
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