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Two lanes of traffic finally flowing on Burin Peninsula Highway after storm

This lineup of cars was stopped on the Burin Peninsula Highway around 5 p.m. on Wednesday.
This lineup of cars was stopped on the Burin Peninsula Highway around 5 p.m. on Wednesday.

It’s been a trying couple of days for people travelling the Burin Peninsula Highway. 

Heavy drifts of snow that were the result of this week’s storm shut down the highway near Terrenceville with traffic only starting to resume earlier today.

There were reports of people stranded on the highway for hours on end.

An individual from the area who has dialysis treatments in Clarenville was brought to Burin by ambulance on Tuesday with a plow leading the way.

People started reporting Wednesday morning on the Facebook group Nfld Roads Update that the road had opened but that there were lengthy delays.

Vehicles are buried in the snow along the stretch of affected highway.

Those waits continued into the early evening, according to posts to the group.

Only one lane of the highway was open and the Department of Transportation and Works was escorting vehicles from the top of Mile Hill to the Terrenceville branch a single direction at a time. 

The department announced around 6 p.m. via Twitter that two lanes of traffic have begun flowing once again.

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