Family thankful for the help

An Interior Roads crew clears a road that had a family snowed in for more than a month in the Chilcotin recently.  - Photo submitted
An Interior Roads crew clears a road that had a family snowed in for more than a month in the Chilcotin recently.
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A snowed-in family living in the Chilcotin Military Training Area is getting in and out, thanks to the generosity of Interior Roads.

Susanne Peter, her husband Jim, and son Colton, 10,  were snowed in for more than a month when Interior Roads came to the rescue.

“We knew that Interior Roads had to plow up to their gravel pit anyways so they decided to help us out of their kindness of their hearts and for Colton,” Susanne Peter said Monday.

Interior Roads plowed 47 kilometres in all  of the Strouse Lake Road and the new access road National Defence put in for the Peters in November.

“We want to thank Charlie Hutchins, Ken Dyck, Chuck Mernett and Robin the nice secretary,” Peter said.

It took Interior Roads three days and would have been a huge bill if they had been charged, Peter added.

Instead of returning to Chilcotin Road elementary school, Colton is now enrolled at the Graduating Routes in Other Ways (GROW).

“The road is too long to travel every day to the bus for him,” Peter said. “We will have to see about the road access for his future schooling.”

Colton is also able to attend therapy sessions at the Child Development Centre in Williams Lake, she added.

“I just hope break up will be easy and not too fast, otherwise the new access road will wash out and away and we will be trapped in here for good,” Peter said.

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