Translab soon. Any inmates on route through Labrador?

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  1. Newfiebullet

    Newfiebullet Been here awhile

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    Well, to be fair, it cuts Labrador in half, not the province. Labrador accounts for maybe 10% of the population of the province.

    It's still a major issue, to be sure, and they're going to fix it as fast as they are able to. They're hoping to have a temporary fix in place over the next day or two. They just started a helicopter service running from Goose Bay to Crooks Lake, but of course that won't help anyone travelling on a bike.
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  2. John F

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    I always forget that Newfoundland and Labrador is one province. My bad.
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    Newfiebullet Been here awhile

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    There's no doubt that many Labradorians think of Labrador as a very separate place, and would like it to be it's own territory, similar to the Yukon or Nunavut.
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    A drone pic of the washout. You can see the truck that was on the culvert when the road washed out in the brook down river from the road.
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    Anyone doing translab in early August? I’m planning an all pavement trip calgary to Newfoundland in late july/early August but haven’t ruled out taking the 990 and running translab as well.
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  7. Newfiebullet

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    The road is still closed. They're hoping to have a temporary fix by Saturday or Sunday.
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    @max384 how is this affecting your planning? When would you be passing through this area?
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  9. Newfiebullet

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    Trans-Labrador Highway, closed by washout, could be drivable Sunday
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    Crews are hoping a section of the Trans-Labrador Highway which washed away earlier this week will be passable by Sunday.

    Route 510 was severed about 18 km south of the Churchill River, when heavy rainfall flooded the area and washed away the bridge linking the highway.

    The washout cut off access for drivers between Happy Valley-Goose Bay and several coastal communities.

    "It's quite dramatic to see the site," says Lake Melville MHA Perry Trimper, adding the water levels in the area got unexpectedly high. "For a place that has a brook, essentially, that has no name, it's amazing to see the extent of what hit that structure early on Monday morning."


    Crews have been working at the site all week, Trimper said, while helicopters have been taking people back and forth from Crooks Lake to the other side of the washout.

    Trimper said they had initially hoped to save part of the road.

    "We had hoped … we could at least have a single lane we could salvage and keep the traffic moving, but on closer inspection they found that the structural integrity of that structure, it was gone, so that had to be removed completely," he told CBC's Labrador Morning.

    The plan now is to have crews on opposite sides of the break work to meet in the middle, so at least one lane of traffic can pass while they weld together two larger culverts to divert the water.

    But given the location and nature of the damage, Trimper said the workers are facing some unique challenges.

    "There's two work crews working on either side. They can't even talk to each other or reach each other except by helicopters hopping back and forth," Trimper said.

    "A lot of equipment in place, a lot of people very tired, flies are pretty hot, and they know the pressure's on."

    Trimper said it's taking longer than he'd hoped to get the work done, given that it's in a "very remote" area, on a narrow stretch of highway where crews are trying to fit 12 pieces of heavy equipment in to do the work.

    The goal now is to have it passable by Sunday.

    "It might be sooner, but I don't want to offer that up at all, we're dealing with some challenging situations," he said.

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/tlh-washout-trimper-1.5193657

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    They just need to set up a giant ramp and we'll jump our bikes right over that little wash out.
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    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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    Looks like they're not fucking around.... well done on the urgency....

    Off topic, but any trout in that river/brook?


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  13. Newfiebullet

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    They reopened the road last night. Good news for travellers.


    As for the trout, I've never tried that brook, but have had some good luck in a few brooks to the east of there.
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  14. Maggot12

    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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    That's awesome.... thanks for the upate.

    I have yet to make that trek. May have to do it in my truck.
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  15. Kawazacky

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    Well, here is what happened on Day 1 of my trip, 2 hrs from home.

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  16. Maggot12

    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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    :scratch Your seat and tank fell off.....

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    You're going to have to be a bit more specific.
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  18. damurph

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    At first I thought something mechanically was wrong with the bike but apparently from the pic things look a little twisted. I know it sucks but if your bike is the only thing broken and you are OK then it is just a machine.
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  19. Kawazacky

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    Nope not a crash. Puking coolant everywhere from a hole rad. Bodywork removed to access the problem.
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  20. Kawazacky

    Kawazacky Mad Typist Supporter

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    Lol

    I posted the wrong pic.

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