Weekly Traffic Advisories

first_imgCONTINUING WORK INVERNESS COUNTY: Crowdis Bridge Crowdis Bridge is closed until further notice for repairs. A detour is available via Crowdis Cross, West Big Intervale, and Hatchery roads. DIGBY COUNTY: Salmon River Bridge The Salmon River Bridge, on Trunk 1, in Salmon River, is reduced to one lane for repairs until further notice. The bridge has an 18 tonne weight restriction. Vehicles over 18 tonnes must use the detour route on Salmon River Road, Exit 32, Highway 101 to Exit 31. YARMOUTH COUNTY: Gavel Bridge Gavel Bridge on Gavel Road over Gavels Lake is closed for replacement until the end of January. Use an alternate route. -30- LUNENBURG COUNTY: Martins Brook Bridge Martins Brook Bridge, Trunk 3, approximately 900 metres north of Hermans Island Road, is closed for bridge replacement until Friday, Feb 19. Detour on Trunk 3 to Fauxburg Road, Northwest Road, Schnares Crossing Road back to Trunk 3. INVERNESS COUNTY: West Lake Ainslie Road The Hayes River Bridge on West Lake Ainslie Road has a 15 tonne weight restriction. VICTORIA COUNTY: Gillis Bridge Gillis Bridge, on North Branch Road, just past Uisge Bàn (USH-KA BAN) Falls Provincial Park, is closed until further notice. Access to the park is not affected.last_img read more

As death toll in Lebanon mounts UNs top relief chief heads to

Jan Egeland is expected to meet with senior members of the Lebanese Government and with the newly-established High Relief Council, as well as with the UN country team and other United Nations representatives, including the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said today.“During his visit, he expects to survey sites that have been identified as part of the proposed humanitarian corridors for the international relief effort in Lebanon and other areas that have been affected by the conflict,” OCHA said.According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 350 Lebanese have been killed and more than 1,000 injured. An estimated 34 Israelis have been killed and 200 wounded. WHO also estimates some 600,000 displaced people in Lebanon.Bombardment by the Israeli Defence Force has caused widespread damage to bridges and roads, hospitals, schools, residential housing, electricity plants, airports and seaports, especially in southern Lebanon, and OCHA warned that fuel shortages are looming. Three main hospitals in southern suburbs of Beirut were not operating today, WHO said.Civilians in parts of southern Lebanon are cut off due to the damage, and the UN has been unable to move relief supplies into and within southern Lebanon due to the destruction and security concerns, OCHA said.The UN will launch a Flash Appeal for humanitarian assistance in New York and Beirut on Monday.The UN High Commissioner for Refugees is monitoring countries surrounding Lebanon for refugee outflows and assessing needs in-country of those displaced, while stockpiling goods in Jordon and Syria. The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has started using tankers to supply clean drinking water to public buildings housing internally displaced persons (IDPs). The agency is also providing water purification systems, soap and oral rehydration salts with plans to send two planes of relief items to Beirut over the weekend.The UN World Food Programme (WFP) estimates sufficient food supplies in Lebanon for up to three months, but has concerns about disruptions to food supply chains, as well as safety of relief convoys. Emergency staff from WHO are undertaking health assessments and monitoring health threats. Many non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are delivering lifesaving assistance to populations with critical needs in Lebanon.Mr. Egeland, during an official tour that runs through Thursday, will travel to Israel after launching the Flash Appeal on Monday. He is expected to meet with senior members of the Israeli Government and representatives of the Israeli Defence Forces, as well as with the UN country team.From there, he intends to undertake a visit to the Gaza Strip, where he will meet with the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) and others involved in humanitarian relief. read more