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Safety Concerns Raised Over South Bruce Peninsula Road

South Bruce Peninsula | by John Divinski  

Residents look for municipality to repair Elm Road

You've likely heard of the movie Nightmare on Elm Street.

Well, it seems some residents in South Bruce Peninsula are dealing with Nightmare on Elm Road.

A handful of residents showed up at the January 15th council meeting, asking for help in repairing a road that apparently has created some close calls.

Elm Road resident Joanne Lancaster says with the constant flooding of the road in the swampy area, along with deep ruts in the unpaved portion of the road, and with a number of pot holes, it has residents almost losing control of their vehicles or ending up with some expensive repair bills.

Lancaster says her neighbour, Donna Lee Lawley, literally lost of a wheel off of her car as she drove slowly down the road.

She says it's time to fix the road once and for all to make it safe, after years of promises for work that never happened.

Mayor Janice Jackson says she and council understand the concerns of the people and they have directed staff to look at the issue and come up with possible solutions and accompanying costs to solve the problem.

Staff will come back to council in the future with a report.

For those not from the area, Elm Road runs west from Berford Street in Wiarton.

The first portion of the road is paved, however the last mile or so is a dirt road, that dead ends at Boat Lake.

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