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

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Earthquake off coast of Washington recorded at 4.1 magnitude

The quake was recorded at a depth of 10 kilometres

UPDATED: Man dies from injuries at Custom House construction site in Victoria

Government Street remains closed as investigation continues

VIJHL season could start Oct. 1, says league president

League awaiting final approval from local health authorities and viaSport

Netflix, Warner Bros filming 10-part series in Colwood

Filming takes place now until March 2021

Saanich explores options for adding shelters to parks

Covered areas would encourage safe outdoor socializing during rainy season

B.C. reports 96 new COVID-19 cases, one hospital outbreak

61 people in hospital as summer ends with election

‘Unprecedented’ coalition demands end to B.C. salmon farms

First Nations, commercial fishermen among group calling for action on Cohen recommendations

B.C.’s top doctor says she’s received abuse, death threats during COVID-19 response

Henry has become a national figure during her time leading B.C.’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic

BC Liberals must change gears from election cynicism, focus on the issues: UBC professors

COVID-19 response and recovery is likely to dominate platforms

B.C. could be without a new leader for multiple weeks after Election Day: officials

More than 20K mail-in voting packages were requested within a day of B.C. election being called

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

Majority needed to pass COVID-19 budget, B.C. premier says

John Horgan pushes urgent care centres in first campaign stop

Nanaimo RCMP shut down illegal racing and stunt driving site

Police “swoop in” to seize vehicles and issue violation tickets

Public health officials urge Canadians to limit contacts again as COVID-19 cases rise

Canada has committed $1 billion to buy at least 154 million doses of vaccines from five different companies

Most Read