ECTA – Igor Leaves Significant Damage on East Coast Trail
This week, Hurricane Igor swept across the island, damaging homes, buildings and property, knocking out power lines, and leaving thousands stranded. The East Coast Trail also received significant damage during the hurricane, resulting in serious safety hazards in many places. It is also currently quite difficult to access the trail in some locations.
The East Coast Trail Association wishes to advise hikers and the residents of communities along the trail of the potential dangers on the trail. Please use extreme caution if using any of the trails. The Association has not yet completed a full assessment. However, a partial assessment has indicated there are an estimated 1,500 trees down along the eight (8) trails surveyed on Wednesday of this week.
Please contact the ECTA office or visit its website (http://eastcoasttrail.ca/) if you have any questions. For further information, please contact: Randy Murphy, President East Coast Trail Association, 777-8890.