Main roads in Bible Hill a concern to residents, officials

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BIBLE HILL – The condition of some roads in Bible Hill are causing concern for area residents.

Main roads in Bible Hill a concern to residents, officials

On Tuesday night at a village commission meeting, commissioners  discussed the disappointing condition of the roads, particularly Pictou and College, since Sunday’s first winter storm.

“There’s lot of ice build-up and it’s slow to be corrected,” said village commissioner Lois MacCormick. “A lot of the side streets are bad too.”

A number of the commissioners said they have personally received complaints about the roads and village chairman Tom Burke agreed with the assessments.

“There’s no question … going on College Road is unbelievable,” Burke said, adding it was requested sand be put on the roads after salt didn’t seem to make a significant difference.

“It’s not much better and the weather will get worse” Burke said, referring to more winter storms.

Burke said motorists can’t be let off the hook, either.

“Drivers have a responsibility to slow down. They think they are still driving in summer conditions,” he said.

Commissioner Sharon McLean said winter road conditions are nothing new.

“The whole province had problems after (Sunday’s) storm with ice build-up,” said McLean.

Village clerk Bob Christianson said the village office has also received a few complaints about the roads, but he said, it’s ultimately not the village’s responsibility.

“Roads are a provincial responsibility. There’s really nothing we can do,” Christianson said, adding the village’s sidewalks are being kept in good condition.

Twitter: tdnMonique

Organizations: Pictou and College

Geographic location: Bible Hill

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