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LETTERS: Uphill battle in White Rock


After five months of being away in Mexico, we returned to White Rock to once again see chaos on High Street.

We got a taste of it last year when traffic was diverted up our street when road works were going on down on Marine Drive, but nothing prepared us for this.

First of all, we had heard about a cement truck which had slid backward and dumped its load of cement on our driveway. That was somewhat cleared up, but we have a bad patch job that tells the story.

There are buses going up and down, big trucks coming around the corner at the top of the hill, one can only imagine what would happen if there is a head-on crash.

Cars speed up the hill just to see how fast they can go. I hope they burn their engine.

Yesterday, a delivery truck got stuck going up the hill, then started slipping back across the road and lost some of the load he was carrying. Luckily he was able to put on his brakes and picked up the stuff he had dropped.

I am sure more than one person who is going up that hill for the first time are very intimidated and hope to hell they don’t have to stop.

Apparently, according to the mayor, this is going to be finished by the end of June, however a lot of other people around here doubt it. I wonder if he still thinks he can make this deadline.

D. Barros, White Rock



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