Corner Brook Mayor Declares State of Emergency

Corner Brook Mayor Jim Parsons has declared a  state of emergency for the city. Heavy rainfall, melting snow, infrastructure damage, and an overwhelmed municipal drainage system has resulted in a very serious condition for the city. All residents are being asked to stay off the streets in affected areas, as well as stay away from all brooks, streams, and riverbanks, as fast running waters are a safety concern. Many emergency road closures are also in place, including parts of O’Connell Drive, Elizabeth Street, Woodbine Avenue, Maple Valley Road, and the Main Street Bridge.