RCMP asking public to be cautious of standing water

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Residents in the Trinity-Conception-Placentia region were experiencing unseasonly high temperatures on Jan. 7.

This car drives through a large buildup of water along Beach Road in Carbonear on Jan. 7. Unseasonly high temperatures, coupled with heavy rain, has cut down on the amount of snow in the Trinity-Conception-Region and pushed high levels of water onto the roads.

This coupled with the heavy rainfall has caused quite a bit of water buildup along roadways in many communities.

Because of this officials with the Trinity Conception RCMP are asking motorists to be “cautious of standing water” as they make their way around the area.

Crews from different municipalities were out in areas where there was an increase in water clearing away snow in an effort to fix any drainage issues that may have occurred.

Along the Veteran’s Memorial, in particular, there are areas where water has pooled which may be hazardous to drivers.

Environment Canada had issued a rainfall warning for many areas, with total accumulation of 25 to 40 millimetres of rain. That has since tapered off this afternoon.

Environment Canada is advising, for many areas of Newfoundland, there is the potential of this water turning to ice as temperatures dip below freezing as the day moves into night.

Organizations: RCMP, Environment Canada

Geographic location: Placentia, Newfoundland

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