A tough drive to Lord’s Cove this afternoon

Published on April 4, 2017

These were the road conditions this afternoon near the community of Lord’s Cove, on the Burin Peninsula, in an area referred to as Jim’s Pond Stretch.

©Photo courtesy of Margaret Mary Martin

BURIN PENINSULA, NL — It was a tough drive for motorists on the Burin Peninsula today, April 4, as another winter storm blasted the region.

Lord’s Cove resident Margaret Mary Martin — who was on her way to St. Lawrence from Lord’s Cove shortly after lunch — shared her experience on social media.
On her Facebook page she posted, “One lane in some places. Drifting mad, slushy and very slippery.” Pictures that she also posted show snow drifting across the highway.
She said the worst conditions were a couple of kilometers outside of Lord’s Cove, in an area know to some as Jim’s Pond Stretch.
Martin said that another driver posted via social media that they had gotten stuck in the area as the plow was trying to cut a path through the drift.
At the moment, the weather on the Burin Peninsula is overcast with a low of -5 and the forecast for tonight and into tomorrow is for mainly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of flurries this evening, some blowing snow over exposed areas this evening. Wind north 50 km/h gusting to 70 diminishing to 30 gusting to 50 overnight. Low minus 5, by Wednesday a mix of sun and cloud with a high of 2.