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P.E.I. ROADS DUG OUT OF RECORD SNOWFALL

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. -- Despite the near-record snowfall which blanketed the Island on the weekend, motorists can...


CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — Despite the near-record snowfall which blanketed the Island on the weekend, motorists can expect travelling conditions on most Island highways today to be close to normal.

Gordie Lund, highway maintenance superintendant for the central region, said Monday that as of last night, all main roads and all main secondary roads were open to two-lane traffic.

“We’re now in the process of widening them out,” Lund said. “Some of the collector roads and some of the secondary roads, especially those that run east/west, still need work. Hopefully by tomorrow (Tuesday) we’ll have two-lane traffic on all roads.”

Lund said approximately 80 per cent of Island roads are passable now, although there are still some dead ends out there.

By mid-week, all should be back to normal, just in time for the next weather disturbance.

Ivan MacSwain, climatologist with Environment Canada, said Monday that another system is expected to move into the region later today and bring wind gusts of up to 80 kilometres an hour through Wednesday and Thursday.

— The Guardian (Charlottetown)


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