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Public Advisory: Update on Bay d’Espoir Highway (Route 360) and Air Quality

Press Release

August 12, 2022

The Bay d’Espoir Highway (Route 360) will remain open. This decision will be reassessed tomorrow morning (Saturday, August 13). Please note that visibility may be reduced and motorists should drive carefully and not stop.

Forest resource roads along Bay d’Espoir Highway (Route 360) remain closed and cabin owners should refrain from entering the area. If you are currently in the area, please vacate immediately as you are endangering yourselves and first responders.

Air quality related to forest fires in the central region of the island is currently low risk. This is expected to remain low for at least the next 48 hours. For more information on air quality, visit the Environment Canada Grand Falls-Windsor Air Quality Health Index.

The state of emergency remains in place.

Forest fires are ongoing and fire situations can be unpredictable. Residents are encouraged to stay safe above all and keep up-to-date on current conditions.

For the most up to date information, please follow the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador on Facebook and Twitter.


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