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Tuesday September 24, 2013 6:37 
Good morning:

The forecast yesterday was right. We certainly got a lot of rain overnight.
According to Environment Canada, 30.6 mm of rain fell in the St. John's-metro region last night.

The rain is expected to end today with a 60 per cent chance of showers and the high today is expected to be 20 Celsius.
Tuesday September 24, 2013 6:59 
Here's a look at the Environment Canada weather graphic and more detailed text version of the forecast for St. John's and vicinity.
Tuesday September 24, 2013 7:00 
Tuesday September 24, 2013 7:00 
Today, 24 September
Rain ending this morning then cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Amount 2 mm. Fog patches in onshore winds. Wind southeast 30 km/h gusting to 50 except gusting to 70 along parts of the coast this morning. Wind becoming light this afternoon. High 20 except 16 along parts of the coast.

Tonight, 24 September
Mainly cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Fog along parts of the coast. Low 12.

Wednesday, 25 September
Mainly cloudy with 40 percent chance of drizzle or showers. High 15.

Thursday, 26 September
Showers. Low 11. High 14.

Friday, 27 September
Showers. Low 10. High 12.

Saturday, 28 September
Showers. Low 8. High 12.

Sunday, 29 September
A mix of sun and cloud. Low 9. High 19.

Monday, 30 September
A mix of sun and cloud. Low 11. High 19.
Tuesday September 24, 2013 7:00 
Tuesday September 24, 2013 7:06 
Environment Canada's special weather statements for rain and wind on the island portion of the province have ended.

But, there are still warnings for Labrador in the areas highlighted on the map above in red — Eagle River and Cartwright to Black Tickle.

Abut 40 mm of rain has already fallen in these areas, according to Environment Canada and an additional 20 mm is expected before the rain tapers off to drizzle or light rain Wednesday.
Tuesday September 24, 2013 7:08 
The live webcam view at St. John's International Airport this morning.
Tuesday September 24, 2013 7:14 
All flights are on time this morning at St. John's International Airport.
Tuesday September 24, 2013 7:15 
Two vessels are operating this morning on the Bell Island-Portugal Cove ferry service, the MV Beaumont Hamel and MV Sound of Islay.
Tuesday September 24, 2013 7:16 
Schools are open today under the NL English School District. There are no announcements on the board's website.
Tuesday September 24, 2013 7:19 
There are reports on Twitter this morning of a moose by the Conception Bay South Bypass Road, east of Fowlers Road.

Drivers should watch out for them and slow down because there's still a lot of standing water on roads this morning.
Tuesday September 24, 2013 7:25 
Tuesday September 24, 2013 7:36 
There's more discussion about the Mud Immortal event on the weekend.
Tara Bradbury has another story in today's Telegram about participants who are considering taking legal action against the organizer.
Many participants have a long list of complaints and some claim they sustained injuries.

Here's a link below to Tara's latest story.
Tuesday September 24, 2013 7:36 
Mud Immortal participants consult police, lawyers
Tuesday September 24, 2013 7:36 The Telegram
The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary had a busy night last night.

Two pedestrians were hit by a car on Thorburn Road and two teenagers were arrested and charged with weapons offences after an altercation at Empire Theatres in the Avalon Mall.

Here are links below to those stories.
Tuesday September 24, 2013 7:41 
Two pedestrians struck by car Monday night on Thorburn Road,
Tuesday September 24, 2013 7:41 Deana StokesSullivan
Teens charged with weapons offences after fight at Empire Theatres.
Tuesday September 24, 2013 7:41 Deana StokesSullivan
The front page of today's Telegram.
Tuesday September 24, 2013 7:44 
I just received a couple of comments on the Mud Immortal event.
Tuesday September 24, 2013 7:46 
[Comment From JKBJKB: ] 
Morning Deana....just reading the Mud Immortal story and laughed at the following quote " There had been at least two more obstacles planned, he said, but they had been destroyed by moose overnight"
Tuesday September 24, 2013 7:46 JKB
[Comment From JKBJKB: ] 
Makes me picture a bunch of moose taking apart a wooden structure.Then seems that moose could have built something a little better and safer than what was present on site.
Tuesday September 24, 2013 7:47 JKB
There's an updated version of the Mud Immortal story online now with comments from the organizer. The link to the story is
Tuesday September 24, 2013 7:58 
I received another comment this morning from someone offering advice about keeping safety in mind on the highways at all times.

When vehicles are travelling at 100 km/h, it's not easy to stop quickly for sure.
Tuesday September 24, 2013 7:59 
[Comment From JoniJoni: ] 
While driving TCH towards St. J on Sunday AM, a driver of an ATV lost control and it toppled over on him. The driver of p/up directly in front of us pulled over to help, which was great, but jumped out of his vehicle and proceeded to run across lanes of oncoming traffic without thinking of his own safety. He put up his hand to tell us to stop but at 100K we had to try to avoid him best we could. This just a reminder to think before you react. Nice to help someone but don't cause a double tragedy.
Tuesday September 24, 2013 7:59 Joni
Light traffic on the TCH this morning. Roads are starting to dry west of the Salmonier Line. #telynl
Tuesday September 24, 2013 8:04 Gary Grant
Traffic moving slow on topsail rd manuals bridge to fowler's road and on fowler's rd CBS #nltraffic
Tuesday September 24, 2013 8:05 Keith Wareham
Slow going on fox trap access rd too - getting into town is getting worse each day! #nltraffic
Tuesday September 24, 2013 8:05 Jeff Warder
Just waited over 10 mins on foxtrap access rd - looks like it was just a garbage truck past the school! Overpass was snarled #nltraffic
Tuesday September 24, 2013 8:06 Jeff Warder
Heavy drizzle and fog on the east Avalon. Roads are wet. #telynl
Tuesday September 24, 2013 8:06 Gary Grant
Construction south-bound on Torbay Road in front of McD (near Newfoundland Drive). Left lane closed. #nltraffic
Tuesday September 24, 2013 8:07 Jeffrey Boone
Bypass backin up! Slow going. #nltraffic
Tuesday September 24, 2013 8:07 marc sample
Some traffic Tweets above and here's a comment from a blog reader about conditions on the Trans-Canada Highway.
Tuesday September 24, 2013 8:08 
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 
My wife just called from Whitbourne on the TCH....speeds are high but conditions are good...not great. She made the trip from CBS to Whitbourne in 30 minutes ( which is average) and for the first time in a moose
Tuesday September 24, 2013 8:08 Guest
Any of our readers can feel free to join in by sending me a message at the bottom of the blog. It comes directly to me into a SmartStream.
Tuesday September 24, 2013 8:08 
Lots of traffic trying to get on ORR near Donovan's too! Full moon? #nltraffic
Tuesday September 24, 2013 8:09 Jeff Warder
Here's some more links to stories in today's Telegram.
Tuesday September 24, 2013 8:11 
Protocol slowing down attempts to help constituents, says MHA Tom Osborne
Tuesday September 24, 2013 8:12 The Telegram
Tuesday September 24, 2013 8:13 
Beothuk Energy faces long road to development
Tuesday September 24, 2013 8:13 The Telegram
Tuesday September 24, 2013 8:14 
Ciaran Hearn, Patrick Pafrey make national sevens side
Tuesday September 24, 2013 8:14 The Telegram
MUN medical school researchers receive national honour
Tuesday September 24, 2013 8:15 The Telegram
Tuesday September 24, 2013 8:15 
Bluedrop software rolling out at U.S. business centres
Tuesday September 24, 2013 8:16 The Telegram
Tuesday September 24, 2013 8:16 The Telegram
Tuesday September 24, 2013 8:16 
Rainfall Warnings cont'd Eagle River & Cartwright-Black Tickle: Ended elsewhere. 44 mm in Cartwright thru 3am. #nlwx
Tuesday September 24, 2013 8:18 Rodney Barney
19 mm of rain fell in Carbonear from 6 pm Monday u til 7:30 am this morning. #nlwx
Tuesday September 24, 2013 8:18 Kyle Brookings
15mm of rain overnight in St. Philips. #nlwx
Tuesday September 24, 2013 8:18 Dwayne Tuck
Today's weather is brought to you by: It's not worth it. Go back to bed. Today has been cancelled. #nlwx
Tuesday September 24, 2013 8:18 David Maher
Whyyyyy can't our weather just pick a temperature range!? #needmyfan #dontneedmyfan #needmyfan #dontneedmyfan #nlwx
Tuesday September 24, 2013 8:19 Katie Walsh
The majority of the rain and wind will end overnight for the Avalon; Tuesday will be mostly cloudy with some sunny breaks; warm/humid #nlwx
Tuesday September 24, 2013 8:19 Brian Walsh
Some weather Tweets above. Despite the rain, it is pretty humid and warm in the St. John's-metro region this week.
Tuesday September 24, 2013 8:20 
I just received an email from the RCMP about the 11th Annual Newfoundland & Labrador Police and Peace Officers' Memorial Parade to be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 29 at the Memorial site, Confederation Hill, St. John's. Everyone is invited to attend this event.
This year, two names will be added to the Memorial:
2013 - Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Officer Howard J. Lavers, Badge #27 Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Division
1967 - Customs Inspector Frederick Francis Harris
National Revenue Customs and Excise

Order of Service:
1330 hrs Parade Fall In
1400 hrs Opening Remarks and Introduction
Opening Remarks and Introduction
Master of Ceremonies Cst. Georgina G. Short, NLPPOMA President, Royal Newfoundland Constabulary
The Honourable Darin King, Minister of Justice – Representing Premier Kathy Dunderdale and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
Opening Prayer - Father William J. Browne - RNC Padre
First Reading:
From the Book of Revelation - Chapter 21: 1-7
Read by Superintendent Barry White, Fish and Wildlife Enforcement
Hymn - Mount Pearl Show Choir
Second Reading:
Holy Gospel According to John - Chapter 14: 1-6
Read by Retired Chief Superintendent George Powell (RCMP Veteran’s Association)
Reading of the Honour Roll: Cst. Georgina Short
Police and Peace Officers who lost their lives on duty in Newfoundland and Labrador
Last Post
Minute of Silence
Laying of Wreaths
Homily - Father William J. Browne
The Lord's Prayer
Hymn - Mount Pearl Show Choir
Closing Remarks - Cst. Georgina Short
Closing Prayer - Father William J. Browne
March-Past - The parade will march past the reviewing stand, which is located in front of the Memorial.

God Save the Queen - Royal Newfoundland Regiment
Ode to Newfoundland - Royal Newfoundland Regiment
O Canada - Royal Newfoundland Regiment
March-Off Colour Party
Dismissal of the Parade

Parade Commander Retired Sergeant Robert Escott (RNC Veterans’ Association)
Parade Sgt. Major Retired Sergeant Major Jim Skanes (RCMP Veterans’ Association)
Royal Newfoundland Regiment Band
Director of Music, Captain David W. Brown, CD
(By permission of Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Heale, CD)
Tuesday September 24, 2013 8:27 
[Comment From CassCass: ] 
In service for teachers, which was held at School Board Districts, is now to be held in St John's, is this correct.
Tuesday September 24, 2013 8:33 Cass
In response to this comment about teacher in-service, I'm not certain. I couldn't find anything on the board's website, but if anyone has the answer, please send me a note during the blog.
Tuesday September 24, 2013 8:34 
Besides before 7am, is there any time when driving out of CBS won't take close on double the time? #nltraffic
Tuesday September 24, 2013 8:34 Rachel Warren
Traffic congestion is a concern again this morning coming out of Conception Bay South. This comment above was posted on Twitter.
Tuesday September 24, 2013 8:35 
VeronicaVeronica : 
The #beautiful #shapes and #forms of dried #wood. What do you all think? #turtle #head or #snake?
Tuesday September 24, 2013 8:36 
A photo posted on Instagram this morning. This dried wood almost looks like a reptile.
Tuesday September 24, 2013 8:36 
Chandi VallisChandi Vallis : 
#myhometown #Ramea #island #moonlight #southcoast #ocean #loveit #landscape 🌄 #Newfoundland #thebest
Tuesday September 24, 2013 8:36 
Shannon ReardonShannon Reardon : 
God's Country. #newfoundland #nofilter
Tuesday September 24, 2013 8:36 
Shannon ReardonShannon Reardon : 
Amazing backdrop for hanging out your clothes! #newfoundland
Tuesday September 24, 2013 8:36 
Shannon ReardonShannon Reardon : 
Cool car boat thing in St. Mary's. #newfoundland
Tuesday September 24, 2013 8:37 
Shannon ReardonShannon Reardon : 
I know Torbay's not beautiful! #newfoundland
Tuesday September 24, 2013 8:37 
Chandi VallisChandi Vallis : 
No need for #filter #myhometown #Ramea #island #beautiful #southcoast #Newfoundland #sunset 🌅❤ #amazing #ocean for miles
Tuesday September 24, 2013 8:38 
Some more beautiful Newfoundland photos above posted this morning on Instagram.
Tuesday September 24, 2013 8:38 
#nltraffic traffic backed up on Pitts Memorial going into downtown. Accident. Police & ambulance on scence.
Tuesday September 24, 2013 8:43 Dwayne King
#nltraffic stuck on Pitts because of accident
Tuesday September 24, 2013 8:43 Danny Vavasour
I'm blogging from home today and I have a view of Pitts Memorial from my home. There is a huge backlog of traffic on Pitts heading east to downtown St. John's.
Tuesday September 24, 2013 8:46 
It's still very foggy in St. John's this morning. This is a view of St. John's Southside. Pitts Memorial is below the hills but obscured by the fog. — Photo by Deana Stokes Sullivan/The Telegram
Tuesday September 24, 2013 8:51 
Walking through town gives you a new appreciation for being a pedestrian. DRIVERS SUCK! #nltraffic
Tuesday September 24, 2013 8:52 Gordon Little
Wishing all my @FCM_online @MunicipalNL friends in Newfoundland & Labrador success in their elections today! Remember folks, get out & vote!
Tuesday September 24, 2013 8:53 Berry Vrbanovic
Today is election day for municipalities throughout Newfoundland and Labrador.

The Telegram will have live coverage tonight on our website and I'll have a live blog online to provide instant updates.
Tuesday September 24, 2013 8:55 
Happy Municipal Election Day, Newfoundland and Labrador! Stand and be counted. #MakeYourMark
Tuesday September 24, 2013 8:56 Chantalle Hull
Get out and vote Newfoundland!! #MakeYourMark #NLvote
Tuesday September 24, 2013 8:56 Terri Lee Kelly
rosannebtrosannebt : 
Quidi vidi #newfoundland #landscape #quidi vidi
Tuesday September 24, 2013 8:57 
Cathis EklundCathis Eklund : 
Tuesday September 24, 2013 8:57 
RobynJRobynJ : 
#fullmoon #photooftheday #picoftheday #newfoundland #moon #cute #love #likeforlike #instadaily #instamood #instaweb #followforfollow #night #afternoon
Tuesday September 24, 2013 8:58 
rosannebtrosannebt : 
Elliston #newfoundland #the rock #landscape
Tuesday September 24, 2013 8:58 
rosannebtrosannebt : 
Newfoundland Ned #newfoundland #the rock
Tuesday September 24, 2013 8:58 
rosannebtrosannebt : 
Catching a breeze #newfoundland #landscape
Tuesday September 24, 2013 8:58 
mar2108mar2108 : 
#newfoundland #lomond #grosmorne #canada #camping #mountains #nature #roadtrip
Tuesday September 24, 2013 8:58 
tahla brinstontahla brinston : 
Day19 #septemberchallenge #duckfaces #lol #bowringpark #newfoundland #nice #day
Tuesday September 24, 2013 8:58 
mar2108mar2108 : 
#newfoundland #lobstercove #canada #love #romantic #nature #roadtrip
Tuesday September 24, 2013 8:58 
Rachelle HouseRachelle House : 
#fall #pumpkin #cute #mini #orange #newfoundland #halloween #stjohns
Tuesday September 24, 2013 8:59 
More photos above from Newfoundland posted on Instagram to brighten up a dull day.
Tuesday September 24, 2013 8:59 
That's it for the live blog this morning.

I'll return again bright and early Wednesday morning with more news, weather, sports and current affairs in the live morning blog, 7-9 a.m.

And, I'll be back tonight with a live blog about the municipal elections. The Telegram will have a full team working tonight to cover election results.

Until then, take care,

Deana SS

On Twitter @TelegramDeana

Tuesday September 24, 2013 9:03 
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