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dangers on the roads (day 5)

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On day 5 of my virtual cycling beside the Restigouche River, towards Dalhousie, New Brunswick, I encountered part of a story …

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8-5

map showing distance travelled (map from Google Earth)

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8-5   January 14, 2014   35 minutes  3.0 km (Maple Green to Dalhousie Junction)

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Along the route, I passed two police cars, headed in the opposite direction.  Hmm, I said to myself, you never see two police cars together unless something bad has happened.

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police cars

(image from Street View)

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So I was not surprised to see this figure flagging me down …

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flagman

(image from Street View)

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Or the real flagman and two power trucks …

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power trucks

(image from Street View)

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And a broken power pole.  An accident, now four and a half years in the past (the Street View image was taken in 2009).  But a reminder of the dangers and sad history of our highways.

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downed power pole

power pole, broken in half (image from Street View)

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January 14, 2014  'railway crossing on Route 134'   Jane Tims

January 14, 2014 ‘railway crossing on Route 134’ Jane Tims

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Copyright  2014   Jane Tims

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