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Work underway for relocation of power line in Gros Morne National Park

The relocation of a segment of the power line corridor on Southeast Hills in Gros Morne National Park has forced changes to usage of the areas marked in this map.
The relocation of a segment of the power line corridor on Southeast Hills in Gros Morne National Park has forced changes to usage of the areas marked in this map. - Sam McNeish

Hunters, visitors asked to be aware of areas where there are temporary closures

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro started work Friday to relocate a section of the power line corridor within Gros Morne National Park.
Approximately one kilometre of the corridor needs to be relocated because of erosion combined with the flood events of January 2018 that caused a tributary of Southeast Brook to change direction.
The work will occur in the area of Southeast Brook Bridge and take approximately five to six weeks. These power lines are the main lines servicing the Northern Peninsula.
According to Parks Canada, public safety is a priority thus visitors are advised to travel with caution in areas where work is ongoing. Anyone in that area is asked to obey all on-site signage and posted speed limits and watch for travel instructions from flag persons and safety personnel.
The power corridor on Southeast Hills falls within the Gros Morne National Park Moose Management Area (2E).
For safety reasons, this area will be closed to hunters during construction, including a one kilometre buffer around the power corridor where the work is occurring.
Hunters and visitors should pay attention to signage identifying hunting areas and temporary closures.
All individuals planning to visit the national park this fall and winter are encouraged to review maps and safety information at: www.pc.gc.ca/foresthealth.
Following an environmental assessment — and the consideration of various options for rerouting the corridor — the option with the least environmental and visual impact possible was selected.
All timber cut during the construction will be made available to licensed domestic timber harvesters in Gros Morne National Park.
Further details will be provided at a later date to individuals with timber permits.
For up-to-date information on notices, the public can follow us @ParksCanadaNL, #GrosMorne, visit www.parkscanada.gc.ca/grosmorne, and contact us at 709-458-2417 or grosmorne.info@pc.gc.ca.

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