Natural Resources

Landslides

Date: March 30, 2003

Location: Georges Lake

Longitude: 58° 11' 00" W

Latitude: 48° 44' 00" N

Latitude: 48° 45' 00" N

Longitude: 58° 10' 00" W

Fatalities: 1

Injuries: 1

Source: CBC web site

March 31: A landslide blocked the Trans-Canada Highway between Gallants and George's Lake.

Port aux Basques resident Bill Ramsay says a 70-metre section of the highway was blocked during the afternoon, but it doesn't appear any vehicles were hit.

April 1: The Trans-Canada Highway, which was blocked by a landslide between Gallants and George's Lake, was reduced to one lane Tuesday morning.

This event occured after the same storm that caused flooding in Corner Brook and Cox's Cove.

 
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