Thursday, May 29, 2008



CBC's Doug Greer at The Wreckhouse.

Had an interview today at The Wreckhouse with Doug Greer from CBC. I had a chance to express my concerns about the signs that warn motorists of winds in that area. With todays technology and a weather station already in The Wreckhouse our Government should be able to do much better warning the motoring public of the dangers in that area when the Southeast winds blow across the mountains. Even in the days of the late Lauchie McDougall the system seemed superior to the few wooden signs that dot the roadside today. Somehow i have a feeling that the consumers of this province are paying higher costs for goods with all those accidents on that stretch of highway. A Digital sign on each end of this section of highway with wind speeds flashing in real time will alert motorists to the dangers rather then a wooden sign that's mostly ignored.

7 comments:

Geoff Meeker said...

I saw the item Wayne. You're a star! Your photographs looked great too.

Brian said...

I was just about to leave the news and go outside when the promo came up and your name mentioned, way to go Wayne.
It is common sense that some sort of modern electronic signage has not been up for years now. I think I mentioned this to you way back. Alas common sense is not a trait of NL politicians.
And you are right, what added costs are tacked on for all these avoidable “blow overs”.

denise said...

we watched it online up here and that was terrific. wayne those mountains might look dismal some days but you and i know that beauty exists there also. keep bloggin.

Geoff Meeker said...

I don't know if I have ever seen a dismal photo of a mountain, except when one is made invisible by fog. Grey cloud and shadow only make them more imposing and dramatic.

nadinebc said...

Way to go Wayne!

Anonymous said...

Great video Wayne and now I know how you sound when you talk...GR

Steve said...

Lard tunderin'! Yer famous!