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Poor road conditions put drivers at risk

I suspect it was because of poor snow removal during the Jan. 17 storm that there was a fatality on Hwy. 6 North, where someone’s loved one was taken from them.

I was driving on the highway at the time of the fatal crash and, although I didn’t witness it, it was not hard to see why it happened. I went from my home in the Freelton area to Waterdown and back and the roads hadn’t been touched. I didn’t see one plow truck or salt truck.

As an everyday driver on local roads, I can attest that, when it comes to cleanup and maintenance, the city has always done a very poor job. Now, I think it is time for some answers. I would like to know why some of us are paying upwards of $10,000 in taxes when we have no access to municipal water and sewage, have no sidewalks and must drive on poorly maintained roads.

It is time for the city and province to better prepare for weather events.

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family that has lost a loved  one because the province has failed to perform its duty.

Also, I’d like to extend a very big thank-you to the military gentlemen, who were passing by the crash site and stopped to offer aid during this tragic event. A big salute to them and much appreciation.

Curtis Mitchell
Freelton

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