TORONTO – Newfoundland and Labrador is aiming to complete repairs to the Trans-Canada Highway this week, including two “crater-size” washouts after last week’s storm devastated the province’s main road.

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Premier Andrew Fury told Granthshala’s Your Morning on Monday that he expects the crew to be finished by a “mid to late week”.

Meanwhile, people in need of vital supplies and essential services are being airlifted to the hardest-hit areas.


“We are transporting people by plane and for people with major medical appointments,” he said. “People who need work appointments, and any supplies that are essential, critical, or in short supply in isolated areas of the province.”

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Twenty-five Canadian Armed Forces personnel are deployed to the city of Stephenville, which is on the province’s west coast, along with a pair of helicopters, Fury says.

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The storm cut off some key areas of the region, including the province’s main ferry terminal at Port aux Basque.

Most of Newfoundland’s food supply comes through the terminal, which led to the Atlantic Ocean. re-routing supply To the seasonal terminal at the port of Argentina, approximately 850 km east of Port aux Basque.

Meanwhile, more rain is expected in other parts of Atlantic Canada affected by the storm.

Environment Canada released weather alert 50 millimeters of rain and winds of 120 kilometers per hour are expected in areas of northeastern Nova Scotia on Monday morning.

After visiting some damaged areas over the weekend, Nova Scotia Premier Tim Houston Promised recovery support from all levels of government.

“The damage was obvious. There was physical damage to homes and streets,” Nova Scotia Premier Tim Houston told Granthshala News Atlantic on Sunday. ,[What’s next is] Making sure we are there to help them make things happen again. Give them some comfort that the province, municipality, federal government – all three – will be there to support them financially.”