Road collapse causes TCH lane closure

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RCMP are advising that the Trans-Canada Highway between Pasadena and Corner Brook is open today, but down to one lane of traffic.

The highway including Exit 12 was closed Monday night, after a section of road was washed out and collapsed.

Heavy rain in the area over several days has resulted in flooding.

The RCMP said this morning the Department of Transportation and Work is at the scene working on the road.

Further updates will be provided when more information is available.

Organizations: Trans-Canada Highway, RCMP, Department of Transportation and Work

Geographic location: Pasadena, Corner Brook

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  • Quality
    April 30, 2013 - 09:35

    Poor quality and/or always wondering if a bottle of Rum helped pass the inspections or were there any - all over the Province ? Travel elsewhere in the US northern states and the roadways are excellent. We live with potholes and degraded shoulders - can't say the weather is to blame as it is the same there. Just Wondering not Accusing.

    • Brian
      April 30, 2013 - 15:09

      Can't really compare to continental where it goes cold, very cold, and stays there. Newfoundland spends most of its lengthy winter around the freezing point with heavy snowfalls. The surface is roughened by studded tires, and ripped apart by the action of frost-heaves + snow plows. Our comparable counterparts are the rural areas of PEI, Nova Scotia, and particularly Cape Breton. Is it better there? According to a 2009 Macleans article, no. Nova Scotia they claim is worst in Canada, and according to one quote, worse than Mongolia. Nova Scotia has the advantages of a population double the size and a population density 15 times higher, which certainly helps infrastructure spending. It is actually just weather and money.

  • Tony Rockel
    April 30, 2013 - 09:26

    Just one more small sacrifice for the greater good of the province. Everything will be rosy when we have Muskrat Falls and our hydro rates have doubled.

  • Jack
    April 30, 2013 - 09:12

    In light of another highway collapse, now we know why the Newfoundland and Labrador Government needs a backup road so that traffic can run smoothly when disasters happen. In addition, the government needs to make their major thoroughfares with no alternative routes more reliable.