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Frizzi Road Reopens-‘Use at Own Risk’

It’s use at your own risk for the reopening of the Frizzi Road Switchback in Williams Lake.

The road was reopened following an in-camera meeting with City Council Wednesday.

Mayor Walt Cobb says there was a lot of dialogue both prior to and during the meeting.

“We met with the residents and they had some concerns and we also had concerns about the other access-Comer Road so we reviewed it and got legal opinions and had a lot of discussions.”

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Cobb says warning signs have been placed about the usage of the road, and that residents of Moore Mountain will still have the option of using an alternative route accessed on Comer Street.

He says the City will be working with the Cariboo Regional and Ministry of Transportation in the near future to reexamine the issues surrounding the road.

“This is not a proper access for the people on Moore Mountain, this is not a dedicated access for them and what we need to deal is with the Ministry of Transportation to find out what their actual access is so that it can be maintained and looked after so that they have legal access to get out of their property.”

Cobb says crews will not maintaining the road and strongly encourages River Valley recreational users to use caution when entering the River Valley from Comer Street.

“We have a letter from the Union stating that our staff will not be maintaining the road; they don’t feel that it’s safe,” Cobb said.

“For smaller vehicles, it’s not bad, but for our bigger trucks to go down and plow the roads and what not, they don’t feel it’s safe and will not be going down.”

The Frizzi Road Switchback had been temporarily closed by the City as of Dec. 18.

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