- Verna Baker
- November 19, 2012 - 22:28
The article is saying you havr to go thru Ivanys Cove You dont have ti it is only North West Brook
- November 19, 2012 - 18:43
Can't even design a basic highway, but just can't wait to build a dam to nowhere.....yeehaw.
- November 20, 2012 - 22:52
@David: Do the human gene pool a favor and go eat the grill of a speeding Buick will you? That's a good boy.
- November 19, 2012 - 14:21
Looks like Jack is trying to be political and it is very clear he has no knowledge of that part of the island. No one is cut off just a detour. Are you going to blame the govt for everything? Why not blame them for all the rain we had too while you are at it.
- Hasan Hai
- November 19, 2012 - 06:02
I was driving that route Saturday around 6 PM, shortly after the landslide occured (road crews were just setting up). The detour is about 5 minutes at most.
- November 18, 2012 - 21:15
Jack...what are you saying? I came through here this afternoon...probably took an extra 10 minutes or so but things are fine. Eastern NL is certainly not cut off. I guess this is how rumours start! The governement is taking the extra time to blast rock to make it safe again...they are indeed making a great effort to do this in a timely manner. So Jack before you speak again maybe you should check things out or get out past the overpass for a look yourself.
- DON II
- November 18, 2012 - 19:48
Was the Department of Transportation aware of this impending danger on the TCH? What action, if any, was taken to secure and re-engineer the road in this area? There are several sites along the Trans Canada Highway including areas near Clarenville and Corner Brook that have very high and unstable rock faces which, if dislodged by rain, frost or other natural forces, will collapse and bury the TCH and destroy any vehicles and kill or injure anybody driving directly under these rock faces. Will the Department of Transportation undertake to examine these dangerous areas along the TCH and take the required steps to make these areas safe for the public using the highway or will it wait until somebody gets killed?
- November 18, 2012 - 19:22
@Jack: Ok, first thing, you're full of crap, I know one of the fellows on those excavator and he came in on what was supposed to be his week off to clear off the road for you whiny dingleberries. Second thing is that there are detours set up so traffic can still get through. People like you make me sick!
- November 18, 2012 - 18:42
Just wondering what time of the day did this happen.
- November 18, 2012 - 15:35
Just for information purposes, Eastern NL is not cut off from the rest of the island. There is a detour through the smaller communities which may take a little bit more time but very accessible.
- November 18, 2012 - 12:32
No one is cut off. Traffic is moving around the slide through Ivany's Cove/Northwest Brook
- November 18, 2012 - 12:30
Get a geography lesson, Jack. lol. Traffic is moving around the slide through Ivany's Cove/Northwest Brook
- November 18, 2012 - 08:37
there was a tractor trailer unit,,owned by tom macdonald trucking of sydney, coming through there when it happened,, big rocks hit the trailer, took out the suspension,, cut the tires and smashed the rims, and air bags,broke all the frame rails in the rear of the trailer ,,pushed the trailer across the road ,,over into the opposite shoulder the trailer is a right off for sure,,D and D TR5ANSPORT FOR CLERENVILLE,,,sent out a trailer and meN to inspect the unit and to cross dock the trailer on the side of the road
- November 17, 2012 - 21:25
I'm really disappointed that the Newfoundland and Labrador Government are not making a diligent effort to clear the landslide near Clarenville, meaning that Eastern Newfoundland residents are cut off from the rest of the island. As this stretch of Trans Canada Highway is important, shame on the Newfoundland and Labrador Government for not clearing it promptly, and not putting in a proper retaining wall. Because there are no bypass road or highways between the Avalon Isthmus and Terra Nova National Park, now we know why need such a road so that if such disasters happen again, Eastern Newfoundlanders will not be cut off or punished for no reason.
- John in Whitbourne
- November 18, 2012 - 19:09
Did you read past the headline? There is a detour and there is no traffic backlog. Posts such as yours make it difficult to respect the guidelines.
- November 18, 2012 - 19:59
Anyone who is the least bit familiar with the area knows that Eastern Newfoundland residents ARE NOT cut off from the rest of the province. They just need to take the road through Northwestbrook to get to the other intersection that is passed the rockslide. Yes, you will have to reduce your speed to 50km or less (not such a big deal) and it will add maybe 10 or 15 minutes to your journey. BUT no one is cut off from the rest of the province!
- November 20, 2012 - 22:54
@Jack: You were either spawned at the shallow end of the gene pool or dropped on your head as a kid (probably both).