Just about the last words you want to come across on the Marine Atlantic website when you're booked onto the Ferry scheduled to sail from Argentia to North Sydney on Thursday, August 2nd at 9:00 a.m.:
Marine Atlantic Inc. wishes to inform its passengers that due to the closure of the road in Dunville and the State of Emergency declared by the Town of Placentia the MV Joseph and Clara Smallwood which was enroute to Argentia has been diverted to Port aux Basques. The vessel is expected to arrive in Port aux Basques at approximately 9:00 p.m. this evening. The scheduled sailing from Argentia to North Sydney for Thursday, August 2nd at 9:00 a.m. has been cancelled. Customers are asked to contact reservations at 1-800-341-7981 to rebook their passage.