The Department of Transportation and Works is monitoring heavy ice conditions currently impacting the ferry service in the Strait of Belle Isle.
The current ice conditions are not unusual for this time of year and the Qajaq W is relying on Canadian Coast Guard ice breakers for assistance. However, Labrador Marine advises that an ice ridge in the Strait of Belle Isle is creating challenges and unsafe travelling conditions for both the MV Qajaq W and ice breakers.
As weather and ice compaction can change from day to day, travellers are reminded to adjust travel plans accordingly and check www.labradormarine.com for regular updates on ice conditions and schedules.
Provincial ferry schedules and rate information are available at www.tw.gov.nl.ca/ferryservices/.
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Emily Jane Gillingham
Transportation and Works