A news release from the provincial government this afternoon credited the park’s reopening to the cooperative efforts of the departments of Environment and Climate Change and Transportation and Works, and the Newfoundland and Labrador Snowmobile Federation (NLSF).
Assessments, interim repairs and grooming were completed by the NLSF as a short-term solution to allow snowmobilers access to the T’Railway for the rest of this winter.
Portions of the T’Railway, including a 180-kilometre section west of Badger to Gander, and an area near Port Blandford, had been closed since they were damaged during a storm last October.
As the repairs are only temporary, NLSF chairman Bob Blundon reminded outdoor enthusiasts to use caution in the affected areas.
“We also remind all riders to obey any closed or warning signs that are currently posted or will be posted when snow conditions deteriorate once the spring melt begins,” he said.
An updated map of open sections of the T’Railway is available at www.ecc.gov.nl.ca/parks/parks/trailway/.