Southwest coast weathers storm
Most communities report only minor damage after Oct. 10 rainfall
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.