Work un­der­way for re­lo­ca­tion of power line in Gros Morne Na­tional Park

The Telegram (St. John’s) - - LOCAL - Tele­gram@thetele­gram.com

New­found­land and Labrador Hy­dro started work Fri­day to re­lo­cate a sec­tion of the power line cor­ri­dor within Gros Morne Na­tional Park.

Ap­prox­i­mately one kilo­me­tre of the cor­ri­dor needs to be re­lo­cated be­cause of ero­sion com­bined with the flood events of Jan­uary 2018 that caused a trib­u­tary of South­east Brook to change di­rec­tion.

The work -in the area of South­east Brook Bridge – will take about five to six weeks. Th­ese power lines are the main lines ser­vic­ing the North­ern Penin­sula.

Parks Canada is ad­vis­ing vis­i­tors to the area to travel with cau­tion in ar­eas where work is on­go­ing; to obey all on-site sig­nage and posted speed lim­its and watch for travel in­struc­tions from flag per­sons and safety per­son­nel.

The power cor­ri­dor on South­east Hills falls within the Gros Morne Na­tional Park Moose Man­age­ment Area (2E).

The area will be closed to hun­ters dur­ing con­struc­tion, in­clud­ing a one-km buf­fer around the power cor­ri­dor where the work is oc­cur­ring.

All in­di­vid­u­als plan­ning to visit the na­tional park this fall and win­ter are en­cour­aged to re­view maps and safety in­for­ma­tion at: www.pc.gc.ca/foresthealth.

Fol­low­ing an en­vi­ron­men­tal as­sess­ment — and the con­sid­er­a­tion of var­i­ous op­tions for rerout­ing the cor­ri­dor — the op­tion with the least en­vi­ron­men­tal and vis­ual im­pact pos­si­ble was se­lected.

All tim­ber cut dur­ing the con­struc­tion will be made avail­able to li­censed do­mes­tic tim­ber har­vesters in Gros Morne Na­tional Park.

Fur­ther de­tails will be pro­vided at a later date to in­di­vid­u­als with tim­ber per­mits.

For up-to-date in­for­ma­tion on no­tices, the pub­lic can fol­low us @Parkscanadanl, #Gros­morne, visit www.parkscanada.gc.ca/gros­morne, and con­tact us at 709-458-2417 or gros­morne.info@pc.gc.ca.

SUB­MIT­TED

The re­lo­ca­tion of a seg­ment of the power line cor­ri­dor on South­east Hills in Gros Morne Na­tional Park has forced changes to us­age of the ar­eas marked in this map.

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