No to lights at intersection

Paul, but, I disagree with your suggestion of lights at intersection of Highway 5 and Park Road.

Editor, The Times:

Sorry Paul, but, I disagree with your suggestion of lights at intersection of Highway 5 and Park Road.  How many times during the winter have you seen trucks unable to get up the hotel hill?  Can you imagine how many more problems they’d have if they had to stop for a red light and there was a back up to just the crest of that hill?  Certainly that hill should be better maintained in winter, but realistically we know that “ain’t goin’ to happen.”  There will be days when it’s icy, slushy, has 10 cm. of fresh, wet snow, and only two lanes open. If the trucker has to stop part way up the hill because of a red light ahead, he most likely won’t get traction.  Problems on that hill are not uncommon – it occurs several times every winter!

Gloria Petre

Clearwater, B.C