Cape Breton road damaged in Thanksgiving Day flood washes out again
Little Passage Road in West Arichat falls victim to heavy rains
A southeast Cape Breton road damaged in the Thanksgiving Day storm washed out again Friday following last week's rain.
Amy Fougere, whose home is the only year-round residence on Little Passage Road in West Arichat, said the road is not impassable but there was water rushing across and a hole about a half-metre deep.
"It is scary to go across," she said following a drive her family took in their four-wheel-drive truck along the three-kilometre gravel road Friday morning.
"My little girl pretty much held her breath the whole way 'cause she was that scared."
She said the Department of Transportation did some temporary repairs after the Thanksgiving Day storm, but it proved inadequate after last week's rain.
The department needs to put in deeper ditches and new culverts, she said, since the existing ones are not able to handle large amounts of water.
In an email, transportation spokesman Brian Taylor said there was work over the weekend to grade the road and several culverts are scheduled to be replaced next year.
He said crews are reviewing damage from heavy rain across Richmond County.