Letter: Warning Signs on Slayton Hill
To the Editor:
It is no surprise to me that Slayton Hill Road now lies at the bottom of Slayton Hill. I have lived at the top of the hill for 10-plus years and have seen many washouts with much less rain. I am angry because I was one of the last people to go up that hill, minutes (maybe seconds) before it gave way. I had my two granddaughters with me and their lives were put at risk.
Why didn’t I turn around? Well, it wasn’t an option, as there were huge torrents of water on both sides of the road with about 10 to 12 feet of road left in the center. I had to get us out of the way as quickly as possible. Over the years that I’ve traveled Slayton Hill Road, town crews have spent countless hours working on the drainage , but it n ever got any better. The warning signs were all there, but they weren’t taken seriously and lives were put in danger.