Keep an eye out for caribou on Northern Peninsula roadways

    Tuesday, 2 April 2024 07:00

    By Tonya Organ

    Motorists should  scan both sides of the highway and encourage passengers to watch for caribou, pay attention to caribou warning signs, avoid driving at dusk and dawn when caribou are more common near highways, and reduce speeds when driving at night when caribou are more difficult to see.

    Motorists on the Northern Peninsula are being advised to use caution on the roadway between Eddies Cove East and St. Anthony Airport. A large portion of the caribou herd has overwintered in this area. The herd’s daily movements are increasing as caribou trek from winter to spring ranges, requiring them to cross roadways and making them vulnerable to traffic. Motorists should  scan both sides of the highway and encourage passengers to watch for caribou, pay attention to caribou warning signs, avoid driving at dusk and dawn when caribou are more common near highways, and reduce speeds when driving at night when caribou are more difficult to see.

     

     

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