South­west coast weath­ers storm

Most com­mu­ni­ties re­port only mi­nor dam­age af­ter Oct. 10 rain­fall

The Gulf News (Port aux Basques) - - News - BY BRYAN TAIT

The south­west coast seems to have come away rel­a­tively un­scathed af­ter the tor­ren­tial down­pour last Mon­day.

Re­ports from most com­mu­ni­ties in the re­gion in­volved mi­nor dam­age to some build­ings, mostly shin­gles or sid­ing blown off by high winds.

In Port aux Basques, town man­ager Barry Spencer said one panel on the sail­boat at Scott’s Cove Park was dam­aged and one bus shel­ter blew down.

Spencer said there were some small washouts of shoul­ders around town, but noth­ing sig­nif­i­cant.

In Rose Blanche, there were re­ports of a few trees downed by wind and some sid­ing blown off.

Town clerk Tammy Far­rell said there was some dam­age to Route 470 near the old ball field, and the water came over the road near the old dump­site.

In Isle aux Morts, no ma­jor is­sues were re­ported.

Burnt Is­lands’ storm sewer strug­gled to keep up with the amount of water on Oct. 10, but by Tues­day things were back to nor­mal.

Cape Ray es­caped with only mi­nor dam­age.

The RCMP in Port aux Basques and Bur­geo didn’t re­ceive any calls for ser­vice dur­ing the storm apart from the washout of Route 480 near Bur­geo, but Cpl. Dave Cooper said that was han­dled by the Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion and Works.


Water came over Route 470 just out­side Rose Blanche as a re­sult of the Thanks­giv­ing storm.


The shoul­der of Route 470 near the old ball field in Rose Blanche was dam­aged in the heavy rains.

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