A Stellarton, Nova Scotia man is being warned by the police to stop filling in potholes despite the area is well-known to be problematic for drivers.
22-year-old John McCue is accepting donations for filling the potholes that have been plaguing the Exit 23 area.
“I just noticed it the other day. I don’t drive, but it seemed kind of annoying,” McCue told NG News. “I’m not doing anything right now, so I came out here to do this.”
Larry Turner, county councillor in District 8 says the area has been problematic in the past and he’s contacted the Department of Transportation and Infrastruture Renewal.
“(TIR) is very aware of it,” Turner said. “That whole area needs to be looked at.”
The area in question has had a slow flow of traffic over the last few weeks due to all the potholes.
The RCMP, however, want McCue to stay away. “Any pedestrian refusing to yield to traffic is in violation of the Motor Vehicle Act and could be subjected to a fine,” Cpl. Ron Bryce with the Pictou RCMP said.
“We certainly want to emphasize public safety and ask everyone to remain patient.”
McCue says the RCMP stopped to tell him he was impeding traffic, but he disagrees.
“I told them that I was making traffic faster,” McCue said. “I hope they don’t come and get me until I’m done with this.”
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