Clean-up con­tin­ues on French­man’s Cove road

The Southern Gazette - - Editorial - BY COLIN FARRELL FRENCH­MAN’S COVE, N.L. [email protected]­erngazette.ca

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.”

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