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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Committee Exploring Building Emergency Exit For K-Park

With the only way in and out of Kennebecasis Park across a rail line, many residents are worried about being trapped in their neighbourhood if disaster hits. 

Rothesay Council sharing that concern, with the town reaching out to Saint John Council, inviting them to appoint a member to a committee focused on redesigning the entryway, which is located in the city. 

Rothesay Mayor Bill Bishop tells CHSJ News if the town experienced a train derailment like the one near Plaster Rock just last week, the neighbourhood would be completely isolated with emergency vehicles unable to get in and residents unable to get out. He tells us they will be looking into building an emergency exit for K-Park.

In the committee mandate, it states up to ten trains cross the K-Park entryway daily, many of them carrying hazardous materials.