Monday, February 2, 2009

The snow ramp of near-tragedy

Slightly less than a year ago today, Lisa Klassen’s car teetered on the guard rail of a north perimeter highway bridge and fell upside down onto the frozen Red River. After being submerged under the water, she is rescued by good Samaritans. Now it’s a miracle that Lisa survived the crash and everyone is obviously relieved that she has recovered from her injuries. But there are still a few unanswered questions…

After the crash, the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transportation acted quickly in removing all the snow build-up on bridges. One year later, is this still a priority? How is the snow currently on our bridges? What happened to the Minister’s pledge to review the Ministry's snow-clearing policies? Has this been done? What are the results?

Has the RCMP released their report on the crash? Was speeding a factor?

BTW, for those of you who are wondering the Hugh McFadyen watch of 2009 is up to 33 days (in the freep).

UPDATE: Is Hugh as smart as a seventh grader?

There has been a Hugh spotting in the Free Press. I’m not sure if this warrants taking him off the “Hugh Watch of 2009” since he wasn’t actually quoted but his name has appeared in the paper which is a start.

1 comment:

  1. Hugh was talking on CTV news tonight, so your watch might be at an end.