Area MLA wants specific timelines for Cape Split cleanup

The Cape Split hiking trail has been closed indefinitely as crews cleanup after post-tropical storm Arthur.

Several downed trees have blocked the path, and others are at risk of falling.

Progressive Conservative MLA for Kings North John Lohr told News 95.7, he wants to see a more detailed plan from the province for dealing with the damage.

“We don’t really know what their plan is, other than they’ve said it could be closed as long as a month,” said Lohr.  “It’s a pretty important tourist site, there’s people coming from all over the world to be there.”

Lohr said he was a specific timeline for restoration, as the path closure is affecting area operators.

“There’s a new restaurant there, first year of operation and it’s been very successful so far, but they’ve already seen a pretty big drop in traffic,” explained Lohr.

Lohr said people are ignoring closure signs and some residents are talking of going in with chainsaws to clear debris, which adds to the potential for danger.

The Scots Bay area was hit hard by the storm, which also destroyed the wharf.

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