Council to consider snow fence proposal

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

Hamilton city council is being asked this week to make a formal request to the Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) to install snow fencing on Hwy. 6 just north of Parkside Drive.

The action, recommended last week by members of the city's public works, infrastructure and environment committee, was prompted by the December 22 two-vehicle collision at the site which resulted in the deaths of five people. The committee also urged council to review its winter roadway maintenance standards along Hwy. 6, north of Hwy. 403.

Drifting snow over a small section of the highway is believed to have been a contributing factor to the deadly crash. A 43-year-old Hamilton woman, Vivian Porto, and her three passengers, children between the ages of 10 and 13, were killed when Porto lost control while driving her van through a patch of drifting snow. The van veered into the northbound lane and struck an oncoming vehicle with four occupants.

The driver of the other vehicle, a 40-year-old Cambridge father of two, died of his injuries at Hamilton General Hospital January 11.

Glanbrook councillor David Mitchell presented the motion at the committee level on behalf of his Flamborough counterpart, Councillor Margaret McCarthy, who chairs the public works committee. Council will consider the committee's recommendation this week.

Council to consider snow fence proposal

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

Hamilton city council is being asked this week to make a formal request to the Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) to install snow fencing on Hwy. 6 just north of Parkside Drive.

The action, recommended last week by members of the city's public works, infrastructure and environment committee, was prompted by the December 22 two-vehicle collision at the site which resulted in the deaths of five people. The committee also urged council to review its winter roadway maintenance standards along Hwy. 6, north of Hwy. 403.

Drifting snow over a small section of the highway is believed to have been a contributing factor to the deadly crash. A 43-year-old Hamilton woman, Vivian Porto, and her three passengers, children between the ages of 10 and 13, were killed when Porto lost control while driving her van through a patch of drifting snow. The van veered into the northbound lane and struck an oncoming vehicle with four occupants.

The driver of the other vehicle, a 40-year-old Cambridge father of two, died of his injuries at Hamilton General Hospital January 11.

Glanbrook councillor David Mitchell presented the motion at the committee level on behalf of his Flamborough counterpart, Councillor Margaret McCarthy, who chairs the public works committee. Council will consider the committee's recommendation this week.

Council to consider snow fence proposal

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

Hamilton city council is being asked this week to make a formal request to the Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) to install snow fencing on Hwy. 6 just north of Parkside Drive.

The action, recommended last week by members of the city's public works, infrastructure and environment committee, was prompted by the December 22 two-vehicle collision at the site which resulted in the deaths of five people. The committee also urged council to review its winter roadway maintenance standards along Hwy. 6, north of Hwy. 403.

Drifting snow over a small section of the highway is believed to have been a contributing factor to the deadly crash. A 43-year-old Hamilton woman, Vivian Porto, and her three passengers, children between the ages of 10 and 13, were killed when Porto lost control while driving her van through a patch of drifting snow. The van veered into the northbound lane and struck an oncoming vehicle with four occupants.

The driver of the other vehicle, a 40-year-old Cambridge father of two, died of his injuries at Hamilton General Hospital January 11.

Glanbrook councillor David Mitchell presented the motion at the committee level on behalf of his Flamborough counterpart, Councillor Margaret McCarthy, who chairs the public works committee. Council will consider the committee's recommendation this week.