Washout – damage claims

It’ll likely be mid-may before that temporary bridge over Stoney Creek is in place on Route 114. In the meantime, the Times and Transcript reports drivers still have to travel a very rough 22 kilometre detour to get around it and it’s taking a toll on vehicles as well as nerves.

Transportation Minister Bill Fraser and is officials held a public meeting last week where they were jeered and booed by angry residents of Hillsborough. Neither the minister nor officials mentioned there was a claims form availible for people whose vehicles have suffered damage on the pothole-riddled road.

The “Damage Claim Submission Form” asks claimants for details on where, when and how damage was incurred. It asks for photos as well as invoices or quotes for related repairs. The forms are availible at the village office and copies are circulating quickly around the community.