‘Ter­ri­ble’

Coun. Ayl­ward wants overnight plow­ing ser­vice re­turned

The Western Star - - CLOSE TO HOME - BY FRANK GALE fgale@thewest­ern­star.com Twit­ter: @WS_FrankGale

Coun. Laura Ayl­ward says Trans­porta­tion and Works’ overnight plow­ing ser­vice needs to be brought back on Route 460 and Route 490 lead­ing into Stephenville.

She said at the reg­u­lar gen­eral meet­ing of the Stephenville town coun­cil on Thurs­day she re­cently had some per­sonal ex­pe­ri­ences on White’s Road (Route 460) and it wasn’t good, fear­ing get­ting stuck or in an ac­ci­dent.

“It’s ter­ri­ble what we have to put up with on Route 460 (White’s Road/Hansen High­way) and Route 490 (Roxon Way),” which is the road lead­ing into Stephenville from the Bara­chois Brook area.

Coun. Mau­rice Hynes said he has heard from a num­ber of peo­ple who have had un­pleas­ant ex­pe­ri­ences on those roads and found it a chal­lenge get­ting to the Trans-Canada High­way. Their rea­son for trav­el­ling ranged from med­i­cal ap­point­ments, per­sonal to busi­ness.

Ayl­ward said there are many sto­ries out there, but the bot­tom line is that the area is not get­ting the ser­vice it should, es­pe­cially with a Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion and Works de­pot lo­cated in Stephenville.

She said on the east coast of the prov­ince there are lots of plows on the roads, but go west of Cor­ner Brook and the ser­vice is ter­ri­ble.

FRANK GALE/THE WESTERN STAR

Coun. Laura Ayl­ward at Thurs­day’s reg­u­lar gen­eral meet­ing of the Stephenville town coun­cil.

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