- February 22, 2013 - 12:50
David,I live in the Wreckhouse Region and believe me there is no way to re-design it. This problem as been ongoing since 1898 when the first Trains went through the area. If you want to see more check out my Blog. http://tablemountains.blogspot.ca/search?q=wreckhouse
- February 23, 2013 - 15:14
No oofense, but you have no idea what might be presented as solutions to this situation. First, not one thing has ever bene tried. Nothing. So it's pretty baseless to throw up your hands and say its impossible (although that truly is a favorite Newfoundand mindset....see 'Driver' below). Earthen baffles or berms, staggered or continuous, on one or both sides of the road, just like levees built for flood control, might be effective and they would cost relatively little. Rerouting the TCH to a different place altogether might be best...sorry Port aux Basques. Of course, the only reason that last suggestion wasn't done at least 20 years ago is to preserve the political calm.....et voila: Marine Atlantic. Gutless politics is why Newfoundlad will always have what it has. Zippo.
- February 21, 2013 - 11:22
Getting anywhere is not worth it when the wind is up. Waiting a few hours will not kill you but not waiting could. The drivers should have known better.
- February 21, 2013 - 11:09
What do ya want a concrete wall put up David! People have to expect delays with food/services when it comes to weather. Maybe we'll dig a tunnel to the boat!!
- February 21, 2013 - 15:20
You are a perfectly suited citizen for Newfoundland. Perfect.
- February 21, 2013 - 10:42
I think we need Eugene Nippard to look into this. Surely those high winds are a menace, and a major safety issue. They could be likened to IEDs. Maybe he could get a 40' fence erected so the traffic can move through safely.
- February 21, 2013 - 09:43
To say people are "ignoring" the wind warning is not correct. People are quite likely driving white-knuckled and scared to death, and wish they were anywhere else on Earth than western Newfoundland this winter. But the truth is that some people have to get places, and that between the foul-but-predictable weather, and the pathetic infrastructure this province has, that cannot be done safely. It isn't good enough for authoprities to simply issue a warning...that happens here all the time. NL Hydro issues power outage notices, and ends their message with "we apologize for any inconvenience"......sure you do. The Dept. of Highways puts up more permanent "Bump" signs on the highways than anything else...crist, take the effing sign down and fix the dam bump! And if Wreckhouse is the only corridor to get food and supplies to the people of this province, re-design it so it is much more dependable. D'uh!