Letters: Another way out

Letter writer points to other ways in and out of Sooke

I would just  like to clarify that no one at Mrs. Lewers Farmhouse, charged a fee for driveway access to circumnavigate the accident by us. They couldn’t have gotten by that way anyway. If they could have, we would have opened our drive as we have in the past, to allow folks to go through and the thought would never have entered our minds to charge. We have given out coffee, and cinnamon buns etc. in the past to motorists but never charged for it and wouldn’t.

We hope those affected by the accident recover quickly. Our son, Derek, ex-fireman and first responder, was the first to respond along with Gail, a retired nurse and attended the injured and directed traffic around the accident site.

In the future , I would hope that fire rescue and police add to their information, the fact that there is the Galloping Goose  with access from Ludlow to Harbourview and Harbourview to Parklands, which could have been used to circumnavigate the accident, with traffic to the city diverted from Harbouview to Ludlow and traffic from city down Ludlow to Parklands. We had enough firemen to direct the traffic and I would hope that this avenue is added to the mix with road closures and for any emergency for access. The bridge over Ayum Creek was constructed to handle emergency vehicles. Perhaps this could be added to the Emergency Plan for everyone to know.

I am sorry so many people were held in line for so long. My husband was in the line as well, but I walked home as many others did.

Ellen Lewers

Sooke