Clean-up continues on Frenchman’s Cove road
High tides and strong wind played havoc on the road leading to the town of Frenchman’s Cove on Saturday, Nov. 24 with winds blowing up to approximately 80 kilometres an hour ocean water crashed in over the seawall nearby the road.
“It was almost impassable there,” said Frenchman’s Cove Deputy Mayor Joe Grandy. “I wouldn’t go through it Saturday morning, not until the wind or tide went down.”
He added that others did go through in SUV’s and trucks. By Saturday afternoon crews working at the scene had the road on both ends of the community opened up again.
Grandy told The Southern Gazette there was a foot of sand on the road leading into the town from the Burin Peninsula Highway Route 210. Water and rocks also blocked the road connecting Frenchman’s Cove to the nearby town of Garnish.
“Down below towards Garnish there was beach, sticks and everything over there,” explained Grandy. “There was no damage done to the rock wall.
“The water managed to beat in over it and beat the sand and beach in over it.”
Grandy said it is the first time he has seen that much water come in over the seawall.
“It was really high tide, a full moon and a storm of wind.”