Letter: Make the Coquihalla safer

Chains, snow tires, salt and sand are little deterrent in this mountain land

I must confess the Coquihalla Highway that meets the sky can be a tragic mess in winter time.

Chains, snow tires, salt and sand are little deterrent in this mountain land.

I wonder if the Coquihalla Highway would show some mercy if those in charge took a page from road delays caused by blasting, slides etc. No through traffic until opportunity opens the window and shows the way to safety.

As in the above, close the highway to all traffic except the snow plow equipment which likely would remove a lot of stress from the operators, without the worry of incompetent, unprepared and inexperienced drivers freezing to death — stressed right out, while waiting for Jamie Davis or Bob Quiring’s tow trucks or an ambulance to come to your aid.

Any proposed idea to stop nature, be it man-made oil spills, ocean tides, four winds, rain or snow come with no guarantee ever offered

A time frame of openings would be determined by roughly the time taken to clear the worst areas from point A to point B or C where accidents are frequent. During the opening time table, a pilot vehicle would lead the way with transport trucks in the right lane, other vehicles in the left lane with proper distance in between vehicles. with absolutely no passing the pilot vehicle

I say again, give the operators removing snow a break and don’t travel if you don’t have to. Just an idea from a failed scholar, surgeon and astronaut who became a professional political dumpster diver.

Tom Isherwood

Olalla

Just Posted

Storm knocks out power

Storm rolls through Okanagan causing damage

Vernon Search and Rescue’s helicopter winch team aids woman in medical distress

Woman airlifted from mountainous terrain near Coldstream Sunday

Penticton Fire Department called out for early morning fire at the Cannery Trade Centre

Fire at the heritage building was contained by firefighters

Penticton Elvis Festival wraps up 17th year

Steve Sogura tops pro category for 2018

Penticton Beach Cruise brings record number of vehicles

Annual car show maxes out at 850 vehicles

Powwow – “teaching others how to be teachable”

The annual Indigenous Day powwow at the Shatford Centre

Kamloops Fire Centre reports 3 new fires in area, all lightning-sparked

Includes a 0.3-ha. fire east of Penticton, 0.01-ha. fire by Merritt and a 1.77-ha. fire near Lytton

Reel Reviews: Playing Tag with the Incredibles

The conclusion: “Both these movies are exactly what you’d expect.”

Man shot dead in Surrey ID’d as hockey coach and father of two

Murder of Paul Bennett – a respected Peace Arch Hospital worker and ‘champion of sport’ – ‘not random’

Serial killer Robert Pickton transferred to Quebec: victim’s family

Pickton was convicted in December 2007 of six counts of second degree murder

Mabel Lake Road roll over claims life

Armstrong man died in hospital after single vehicle roll over June 18

Thunder, strong winds possible for Okanagan

Environment Canada released the special weather statement Sunday afternoon

UPDATE: Missing dog from high velocity Kelowna car crash found

Jewels is recovering in the comfort of her home

Most Read