Pro­vin­cial plow tracker ser­vice ex­panded across is­land of New­found­land

The Gulf News (Port aux Basques) - - News -

Mo­torists can now find out the cur­rent lo­ca­tion of pro­vin­cial plows any­where on the is­land of New­found­land.

As promised with the in­tro­duc­tion of the Pro­vin­cial Plow Tracker in De­cem­ber, the ser­vice has been ex­panded to in­clude snow clear­ing equip­ment at all de­pots on the is­land por­tion of the prov­ince.

Ini­tially, the ser­vice, which can be found on­line at www. roads.gov.nl.ca, was only avail­able for the Avalon Penin­sula and routes with overnight snow clear­ing.

Ac­cord­ing to a news re­lease from the Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion and Works, cov­er­age was added on March 9 to in­clude Boat Har­bour, Fogo, Grand Bank, La Scie, Port Rex­ton, Lewis­porte, Amherst Cove, Baie Verte, Vic­to­ria Cove, Port aux Basques, Rod­dick­ton, Sop’s Arm, St. An­thony, Wild Cove, New World Is­land, Pool’s Cove, Vic­to­ria Cove, Bur­geo, Black Brook and Abra­ham’s Cove.

“Hav­ing in­tro­duced the new plow tracker ser­vice this sea­son, we are de­lighted to ex­pand it to all de­pots on the is­land in its first year,” Trans­porta­tion and Works Min­is­ter Steve Crocker said.

“It is a help­ful tool for plan­ning safe trips that com­ple­ments de­fen­sive driv­ing in win­ter con­di­tions. As al­ways, we re­mind mo­torists that the best way to stay safe while driv­ing dur­ing the win­ter sea­son is to slow down and drive to con­di­tions.”

The depart­ment says it is con­tin­u­ing to work to ex­pand the ser­vice to de­pots in the Labrador re­gion.

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