SMH cut off by road closures

Marathon route was not very well thought out.

On Sunday, Sept. 30, I had to get to Surrey Memorial Hospital to meet my 72-year-old mother, who was being brought in by ambulance. On my way from Cloverdale along Fraser Highway, the road was closed, and so were all other direct roads to the hospital. All this for a marathon.

The marathon route was done in such a way that the hospital was surrounded by road closures for this event… not very well thought out. Surrey is a huge city. I think a route could have been found elsewhere without putting emergency services to hospital at risk.

Thankfully my mother is fine, but I don’t know about others who had to endure that stupidity. Just ask any ambulance drivers who had to deal with it.


Mark Loberg

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