About that "Coast to Coast" Thing
This time last week the Trans-Canada highway was washed out in British Columbia. Every mountain route was washed out, along with both railways.
Now it's the east coast's turn. The Trans-Canada is down in Newfoundland and Labrador and there's plenty more rain on the way.The Department of Transportation is reporting multiple washed out roads in the Codroy Valley area, including two parts of the Trans-Canada Highway near Doyles, after a rainstorm pummelled Newfoundland's southwest coast overnight.
"We're still looking at another 12 to 18 hours of rain," he said.
"It looks like through the morning hours is probably when the heaviest part of the shower activity will be occurring for today, then gradually winding down as we go into the afternoon and evening."
Barney said another 50 to 80 millimetres of rain could fall, with as much as 150 millimetres over high-elevation areas.
Jamie Chisholm, the Department of Transportation's eastern district director, said "We've had multiple bridges compromised, some washed out completely, several roads that are impassable right now."