Traffic accident in Terra Nova National Park
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- - August 5, 2012 at 11:38:02
With a recent string of accidents along an important corridor connecting Eastern Newfoundland to the rest of the province, perhaps now is the time for every single Newfoundlander and Labradorian to pressure the government to build two or three trunk roads. One trunk road should be build along or around Terra Nova National Park and a similar road along the Avalon Isthmus. As long as these mishaps and natural disasters occur, and Dunderdale continues to do nothing about it, every single Newfoundlander and Labradorian will suffer due to her incompetence.
- - August 4, 2012 at 12:39:45
There needed to be better control of the scene, the scene being more than just the main accident. There was miles of traffic at a dead stop with zero police presence at the ends. Cars had to skid to a halt with no warning and stay stopped in stifling 28 degree heat. Many elderly and children in cars with no air conditioning and no idea what was going on. Little cell reception or radio reception in the area. Whoever was in charge needs a talking to.
- - August 4, 2012 at 11:08:58
It is the federal government that is responsible for the lack of funding . It is a National Park and within their boundaries. As long as Harper is in power we will get nothing done here.
- Andy Dufresne
- - August 3, 2012 at 23:01:43
When will our Department of Highways (or is it Parks Canada in this case) finally wise up and create a few passing lanes in the park? I know, I know, everybody's always in a hurry, but with the abundance of trailers & motorhomes going through Terra Nova Park and all the hills they have to climb, passing lanes are needed. It's about maintaining traffic flow as much as it is about keeping drivers happy. Constantly speeding up & slowing down is dangerous on any road, and installing some passing lanes to allow motorists to get around these slower-moving vehicles is the easiest way to reduce accidents like this one. Terra Nova park is the longest stretch of the TCH not to have a passing lane. There's passing lanes in Gros Morne, so why there are none in Terra Nova is a mystery.